Fujifilm FinePix AX550 Digital camera User Guide Manuals

BL01671-201
DIGITAL CAMERA
FINEPIX AX500 Series
Owner’s Manual
Thank you for your purchase
of this product. This manual
describes how to use your
FUJIFILM digital camera and the
supplied software. Be sure that
you have read and understood
its contents and the warnings in
“For Your Safety” (P ii) before using the camera.
For information on related products, visit our website at
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EN
Before You Begin
First Steps
Basic Photography and Playback
More on Photography
More on Playback
Movies
Connections
Menus
Technical Notes
Troubleshooting
Appendix
For Your Safety
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
• Read Instructions: All the safety and operating instructions should be read before the
appliance is operated.
• Retain Instructions: The safety and operating
instructions should be retained for future
reference.
• Heed Warnings: All warnings on the appliance and in the operating instructions
should be adhered to.
• Follow Instructions: All operating and use
instructions should be followed.
Installation
Power Sources: This video product should be
operated only from the type of power source
indicated on the marking label. If you are
not sure of the type of power supply to your
home, consult your appliance dealer or local
power company. For video products intended to operate from battery power, or other
sources, refer to the operating instructions.
Grounding or Polarization: This video product
is equipped with a polarized alternatingcurrent line plug (a plug having one blade
wider than the other). This plug will fit into
the power outlet only one way. This is a safety
feature. If you are unable to insert the plug
fully into the outlet, try reversing the plug. If
the plug should still fail to fit, contact your
electrician to replace your obsolete outlet.
Do not defeat the safety purpose of the polarized plug.
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Alternate Warnings: This video product is
equipped with a three-wire grounding-type
plug, a plug having a third (grounding) pin.
This plug will only fit into a grounding-type
power outlet. This is a safety feature. If you
are unable to insert the plug into the outlet,
contact your electrician to replace your obsolete outlet. Do not defeat the safety purpose
of the grounding type plug.
Overloading: Do not overload wall outlets and
extension cords as this can result in a risk of
fire or electric shock.
Power-Cord Protection: Power-supply cords
should be routed so that they are not likely
to be walked on or pinched by items placed
upon or against them, paying particular
attention to cords at plugs, convenience receptacles, and the point where they exit from
the appliance.
Accessories: Do not place this video product
on an unstable cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or
table. The video product may fall, causing
serious injury to a child or adult, and serious
damage to the appliance. Use only with a
cart, stand, tripod, bracket, or table recommended by the manufacturer, or sold with
the video product. Any mounting of the appliance should follow the manufacturer’s instructions, and should use a mounting accessory recommended by the manufacturer.
Ventilation: Slots and openings in the cabinet
are provided for ventilation, to ensure reliable
operation of the video product and to protect it from overheating, and these openings
must not be blocked or covered. The openings should never be blocked by placing the
video product on a bed, sofa, rug, or other An appliance and cart
combination should
similar surface.
be moved with care.
This video product should not be placed in a
Quick stops, excesbuilt-in installation such as a bookcase or rack
sive force, and uneven
unless proper ventilation is provided or the
surfaces may cause
manufacturer’s instructions have been adthe appliance and cart
hered to. This video product should never be
combination to overturn.
placed near or over a radiator or heat register.
Attachments: Do not use attachments not
recommended by the video product manufacturer as they may cause hazards.
Water and Moisture: Do not use this video
product near water—for example, near a
bath tub, wash bowl, kitchen sink, or laundry
tub, in a wet basement, or near a swimming
pool, and the like.
For Your Safety
Antennas
Outdoor Antenna Grounding: If an outside
antenna or cable system is connected to the
video product, be sure the antenna or cable
system is grounded so as to provide some
protection against voltage surges and builtup static charges. Section 810 of the National
Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA No. 70, provides
information with respect to proper grounding of the mast and supporting structure,
grounding of the lead-in wire to an antenna
discharge unit, size of grounding conductors,
location of antenna discharge unit, connection to grounding electrodes, and requirements for the grounding electrode.
EXAMPLE OF ANTENNA GROUNDING AS PER
NATIONAL ELECTRICAL CODE
Ground Clamp
Antenna Lead
in Wire
mally follow the operating instructions. Adjust only those controls that are covered by
the operating instructions as an improper
adjustment of other controls may result in
damage and will often require extensive work
by a qualified technician to restore the video
Object and Liquid Entry: Never push objects
product to its normal operation.
of any kind into this video product through
openings as they may touch dangerous volt- When the video product exhibits a distinct
age points or short out parts that could result change in performance—this indicates a
in a fire or electric shock. Never spill liquid of need for service.
any kind on the video product.
Replacement Parts: When replacement parts
Use
Cleaning: Unplug this video product from the
wall outlet before cleaning. Do not use liquid cleaners or aerosol cleaners. Use a damp
cloth for cleaning.
Lightning: For added protection for this video
product receiver during a lightning storm, or
when it is left unattended and unused for
long periods of time, unplug it from the wall
outlet and disconnect the antenna or cable
system. This will prevent damage to the
video product due to lightning and powerline surges.
are required, be sure the service technician
has used replacement parts specified by the
manufacturer or have the same characteristics as the original part. Unauthorized substitutions may result in fire, electric shock or
other hazards.
Safety Check: Upon completion of any service
or repairs to this video product, ask the service technician to perform safety checks to
Service
Antenna
Electric Service
Servicing: Do not attempt to service this video determine that the video product is in proper
Discharge Unit
Equipment
product yourself as opening or removing cov- operating condition.
(NEC SECTION
ers may expose you to dangerous voltage or
810-20)
other hazards. Refer all servicing to qualified
Ground Clamps
Grounding service personnel.
Conductors Damage Requiring Service: Unplug this video
Power Service Grounding
(NEC SECTION product from the wall outlet and refer servicElectrode System (NEC ART
810-21) ing to qualified service personnel under the
250. PART H)
following conditions:
Power Lines: An outside antenna system • When the power-supply cord or plug is
should not be located in the vicinity of overdamaged.
head power lines or other electric light or • If liquid has been spilled, or objects have
power circuits, or where it can fall into such
fallen into the video product.
power lines or circuits. When installing an • If the video product has been exposed to
outside antenna system, extreme care should
rain or water.
be taken to keep from touching such power • If the video product has been dropped or
lines or circuits as contact with them might
the cabinet has been damaged.
be fatal.
If the video product does not operate nor-
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For Your Safety
Be sure to read these notes before use
WARNING
Safety Notes
• Make sure that you use your camera correctly. Read these safety
notes and your Owner’s Manual carefully before use.
• After reading these safety notes, store them in a safe place.
About the Icons
The icons shown below are used in this document to indicate the
severity of the injury or damage that can result if the information
indicated by the icon is ignored and the product is used incorrectly
as a result.
WARNING
CAUTION
This icon indicates that death or serious injury can result if the
information is ignored.
This icon indicates that personal injury or material damage can
result if the information is ignored.
The icons shown below are used to indicate the nature of the instructions which are to be observed.
Triangular icons tell you that this information requires attention (“Important”).
Circular icons with a diagonal bar tell you that the action indicated is prohibited (“Prohibited”).
Filled circles with an exclamation mark indicate an action that
must be performed (“Required”).
WARNING
Unplug from
power socket
Avoid exposure
to water
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If a problem arises, turn the camera off, remove the battery, and
disconnect and unplug the AC power adapter. Continued use of
the camera when it is emitting smoke, is emitting any unusual
odor, or is in any other abnormal state can cause a fire or electric shock. Contact your FUJIFILM dealer.
Do not allow water or foreign objects to enter the camera. If water
or foreign objects get inside the camera, turn the camera off,
remove the battery, and disconnect and unplug the AC power
adapter. Continued use of the camera can cause a fire or electric shock. Contact your FUJIFILM dealer.
Do not use in
the bathroom or
shower
Do not
disassemble
Do not touch
internal parts
Do not use the camera in the bathroom or shower. This can cause
a fire or electric shock.
Never attempt to change or take apart the camera (never open
the case). Failure to observe this precaution can cause fire or
electric shock.
Should the case break open as the result of a fall or other accident,
do not touch the exposed parts. Failure to observe this precaution could result in electric shock or in injury from touching the
damaged parts. Remove the battery immediately, taking care
to avoid injury or electric shock, and take the product to the
point of purchase for consultation.
Do not change, heat or unduly twist or pull the connection cord and
do not place heavy objects on the connection cord. These actions
could damage the cord and cause a fire or electric shock. If the
cord is damaged, contact your FUJIFILM dealer.
Do not place the camera on an unstable surface. This can cause the
camera to fall or tip over and cause injury.
Never attempt to take pictures while in motion. Do not use the
camera while you are walking or driving a vehicle. This can
result in you falling down or being involved in a traffic accident.
Do not touch any metal parts of the camera during a thunderstorm.
This can cause an electric shock due to induced current from
the lightning discharge.
Do not use the battery except as specified. Load the battery as
shown by the indicator.
Do not heat, change or take apart the battery. Do not drop or subject
the battery to impacts. Do not store the battery with metallic products. Any of these actions can cause the battery to burst or leak
and cause fire or injury as a result.
Use only the battery or AC power adapters specified for use with this
camera. Do not use voltages other than the power supply voltage
shown. The use of other power sources can cause a fire.
If the battery leaks and fluid gets in contact with your eyes, skin or
clothing, flush the affected area with clean water and seek medical
attention or call an emergency number right away.
For Your Safety
WARNING
CAUTION
Do not cover or wrap the camera or the AC power adapter in a cloth
or blanket. This can cause heat to build up and distort the casing or cause a fire.
When you are cleaning the camera or you do not plan to use the
camera for an extended period, remove the battery and disconnect
and unplug the AC power adapter. Failure to do so can cause a
fire or electric shock.
Do not use the charger to charge batteries other than those specified here. The supplied battery charger is for use only with the
type of battery supplied with the camera. Using the charger to
charge conventional batteries or other types of rechargeable
batteries can cause the battery to leak fluid, overheat or burst.
Danger of explosion if battery is incorrectly replaced. Replace only
with the same or equivalent type.
Do not use in the presence of flammable objects, explosive gases,
or dust.
When carrying the battery, install it in a digital camera or keep it
in the hard case. When storing the battery, keep it in the hard case.
When discarding, cover the battery terminals with insulation tape.
Contact with other metallic objects or batteries could cause
the battery to ignite or burst.
Keep memory cards out of the reach of small children. Because
memory cards are small, they can be swallowed by children.
Be sure to store memory cards out of the reach of small children. If a child swallows a memory card, seek medical attention or call an emergency number.
CAUTION
Unplug from
power socket
When charging ends, unplug the charger from the power socket.
Leaving the charger plugged into the power socket can cause
a fire.
Using a flash too close to a person’s eyes may temporarily affect the
eyesight. Take particular care when photographing infants and
young children.
When a memory card is removed, the card could come out of the slot
too quickly. Use your finger to hold it and gently release the card.
Injury could result to those struck by the ejected card.
Request regular internal testing and cleaning for your camera.
Build-up of dust in your camera can cause a fire or electric
shock. Contact your FUJIFILM dealer to request internal cleaning every two years. Please note that this service is not free
of charge.
Do not use this camera in locations affected by oil fumes, steam, humidity or dust. This can cause a fire or electric shock.
Remove your fingers from the flash window before the flash fires.
Failure to observe this precaution could result in burns.
Do not leave this camera in places subject to extremely high temperatures. Do not leave the camera in locations such as a sealed
vehicle or in direct sunlight. This can cause a fire.
Keep the flash window clean and do not use the flash if the window
is obstructed. Failure to observe these precautions could cause
smoke or discoloration.
Keep out of the reach of small children. This product could cause
injury in the hands of a child.
Do not place heavy objects on the camera. This can cause the
heavy object to tip over or fall and cause injury.
Do not move the camera while the AC power adapter is still connected. Do not pull on the connection cord to disconnect the AC power
adapter. This can damage the power cord or cables and cause
a fire or electric shock.
Do not use the AC power adapter when the plug is damaged or the
plug socket connection is loose. This could cause a fire or electric
shock.
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For Your Safety
■ Charging the Battery
Charge the battery in the supplied battery
charger. Charging times will increase at ambient temperatures below +10 °C (+50 °F) or
above +35 °C (+95 °F). Do not attempt to
The following describes the proper use of charge the battery at temperatures above
batteries and how to prolong their life. Incor- 40 °C (+104 °F); at temperatures below 0 °C
rect use can shorten battery life or cause leak- (+32 °F), the battery will not charge.
age, overheating, fire, or explosion.
Do not attempt to recharge a fully charged
Li-ion Batteries
battery. The battery does not however need
Read this section if your camera uses a to be fully discharged before charging.
rechargeable Li-ion battery.
The battery may be warm to the touch immeThe battery is not charged at shipment. diately after charging or use. This is normal.
Charge the battery before use. Keep the bat■ Battery Life
tery in its case when not in use.
At normal temperatures, the battery can be
■ Notes on the Battery
recharged about 300 times. A noticeable deThe battery gradually loses its charge when crease in the length of time the battery will
not in use. Charge the battery one or two hold a charge indicates that it has reached
days before use.
the end of its service life and should be reBattery life can be extended by turning the placed.
The Battery and Power Supply
Note: Check the type of battery used in
your camera and read the appropriate
sections.
■ Cautions: Handling the Battery
• Do not transport or store with metal objects
such as necklaces or hairpins.
• Do not expose to flame or heat.
• Do not disassemble or modify.
• Use with designated chargers only.
• Do not drop or subject to strong physical
shocks.
• Do not expose to water.
• Keep the terminals clean.
• The battery and camera body may become
warm to the touch after extended use. This
is normal.
AA Alkaline/Rechargeable Ni-MH Batteries
Read this section if your camera uses AA
alkaline or rechargeable AA Ni-MH batteries. Information on compatible battery
types may be found elsewhere in the camera
manual.
■ Cautions: Handling the Batteries
• Do not expose to water, flame, or heat, or
■ Storage
store in warm or humid conditions.
Battery capacity decreases at low tempera- Performance may be impaired if the battery is • Do not transport or store with metal objects
tures; a depleted battery may not function at left unused for extended periods when fully
such as necklaces or hairpins.
when cold. Keep a fully charged spare bat- charged. Run the battery flat before storing it. • Do not disassemble or modify the batteries
tery in a warm place and exchange as nec- If the camera will not be used for an extended
or battery casing.
essary, or keep the battery in your pocket or period, remove the battery and store it in a • Do not subject to strong physical shocks.
other warm place and insert it in the camera dry place with an ambient temperature of • Do not use batteries that are leaking, deonly when shooting. Do not place the bat- from +15 °C to +25 °C (+59 °F to +77 °F). Do
formed, or discolored.
tery in direct contact with hand warmers or not store in locations exposed to extremes of • Keep out of reach of infants and small chilother heating devices.
dren.
temperature.
• Insert in the correct orientation.
camera off when not in use.
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For Your Safety
• Do not mix old and new batteries, batteries
with different charge levels, or batteries of
different types.
• If the camera will not be used for an extended period, remove the batteries. Note that
the camera clock will be reset.
• The batteries may be warm to the touch
immediately after use. Turn the camera
off and allow the batteries to cool before
handling.
• Battery capacity tends to decrease at low
temperatures. Keep spare batteries in a
pocket or other warm place and exchange
as necessary. Cold batteries may recover
some of their charge when warmed.
• Fingerprints and other stains on the battery
terminals can impair battery performance.
Thoroughly clean the terminals with a
soft, dry cloth before inserting them in the
camera.
If the batteries leak, clean the battery
compartment thoroughly before inserting new batteries.
If fluid from the battery comes into
contact with skin or clothing, flush
the affected area with water. If fluid
enters your eyes, immediately flush the
affected area with water and seek
medical attention. Do not rub your eyes.
Failure to observe this precaution could
result in permanent visual impairment.
■ Ni-MH Batteries
The capacity of Ni-MH batteries may be
temporarily reduced when new, after long
periods of disuse, or if they are repeatedly
recharged before being fully discharged.
This is normal and does not indicate a malfunction. Capacity can be increased by repeatedly discharging the batteries using the
P DISCHARGE option in the camera setup
menu and recharging them using a battery
charger (sold separately).
Q CAUTION: Do not use the P DISCHARGE
option with alkaline batteries.
The camera draws a small amount of current
even when off. Ni-MH batteries that have
been left in the camera for an extended period may be drawn down to the point that
they no longer hold a charge. Battery performance may also drop if the batteries are run
down in a device such as a flashlight. Use the
P DISCHARGE option in the camera setup
menu to discharge Ni-MH batteries. Batteries that no longer hold a charge even after
repeatedly being discharged and recharged
have reached the end of their service life and
must be replaced.
AC Power Adapters (Available Separately)
This section applies to all camera models.
Use only FUJIFILM AC power adapters designated for use with this camera. Other adapters could damage the camera.
• The AC power adapter is for indoor use only.
• Be sure the DC plug is securely connected
to the camera.
• Turn the camera off before disconnecting
the adapter. Disconnect the adapter by the
plug, not the cable.
• Do not use with other devices.
• Do not disassemble.
• Do not expose to high heat and humidity.
• Do not subject to strong physical shocks.
• The adapter may hum or become hot to the
touch during use. This is normal.
• If the adapter causes radio interference,
reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
Ni-MH batteries can be recharged in a battery charger (sold separately). Batteries may
become warm to the touch after charging.
Refer to the instructions provided with the
charger for more information. Use the charger with compatible batteries only.
Ni-MH batteries gradually lose their charge
when not in use.
■ Disposal
Dispose of used batteries in accord with local
regulations.
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For Your Safety
Using the Camera
Do not aim the camera at extremely bright
light sources, such as the sun in a cloudless
sky. Failure to observe this precaution could
damage the camera image sensor.
Take Test Shots
Before taking photographs on important
occasions (such as at weddings or before
taking the camera on a trip), take a test shot
and view the result in the LCD monitor to ensure that the camera is functioning normally.
FUJIFILM Corporation can not accept liability
for damages or lost profits incurred as a result
of product malfunction.
Notes on Copyright
Unless intended solely for personal use, images recorded using your digital camera system
cannot be used in ways that infringe copyright laws without the consent of the owner.
Note that some restrictions apply to the
photographing of stage performances, entertainments, and exhibits, even when intended
purely for personal use. Users are also asked
to note that the transfer of memory cards
containing images or data protected under
copyright laws is only permissible within the
restrictions imposed by those copyright laws.
Handling
To ensure that images are recorded correctly,
do not subject the camera to impact or physical shocks while images are being recorded.
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Liquid Crystal
In the event that the LCD monitor is damaged, care should be taken to avoid contact
with liquid crystal. Take the urgent action
indicated should any of the following situations arise:
• If liquid crystal comes in contact with your
skin, clean the area with a cloth and then
wash thoroughly with soap and running
water.
• If liquid crystal enters your eyes, flush the affected eye with clean water for at least 15
minutes and then seek medical assistance.
• If liquid crystal is swallowed, rinse your
mouth thoroughly with water. Drink large
quantities of water and induce vomiting,
then seek medical assistance.
Electrical Interference
This camera may interfere with hospital or
aviation equipment. Consult with hospital
or airline staff before using the camera in a
hospital or on an aircraft.
Color Television Systems
NTSC (National Television System Committee)
is a color television telecasting specification
adopted mainly in the U.S.A., Canada, and
Japan. PAL (Phases Alternation by Line) is
a color television system adopted mainly in
European countries and China.
Exif Print (Exif Version 2.3)
Exif Print is a newly revised digital camera file
format in which information stored with photographs is used for optimal color reproducAlthough the display is manufactured using tion during printing.
extremely high-precision technology, it may
IMPORTANT NOTICE:
contain pixels that are always lit or that do not
Read Before Using the Software
light. This is not a malfunction, and images re- Direct or indirect export, in whole or in part,
corded with the product are unaffected.
of licensed software without the permission
of the applicable governing bodies is proTrademark Information
xD-Picture Card and E are trademarks of hibited.
FUJIFILM Corporation. The typefaces included
herein are solely developed by DynaComware
Taiwan Inc. Macintosh, QuickTime, and Mac
OS are trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S.A.
and other countries. Windows 7, Windows
Vista, and the Windows logo are trademarks
of the Microsoft group of companies. Adobe
and Adobe Reader are either trademarks
or registered trademarks of Adobe Systems
Incorporated in the U.S.A. and/or other
countries. The SDHC and SDXC logos are
trademarks of SD-3C, LLC. The HDMI logo is a
trademark. YouTube is a trademark of Google
Inc. All other trade names mentioned in
this manual are the trademarks or registered
trademarks of their respective owners.
About This Manual
Before using the camera, read this manual and the warnings in “For Your Safety” (P ii). For information on specific topics, consult the sources below.
Table of Contents .............................P
.............................P xi
The “Table of Contents” gives an
overview of the entire manual. The
principal camera operations are listed here.
Troubleshooting ............................ P 78
Having a specific problem with the
camera? Find the answer here.
Warning Messages and Displays ..... P 83
Find out what’s behind that flashing
icon or error message in the display.
Memory Cards
Pictures can be stored on optional SD and SDHC memory cards (P 9). In this manual, SD/SDHC memory cards are referred to as “memory cards.”
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Frequently-Used Buttons
■ Turning the Camera on in Playback Mode
y When the camera is
off, playback can be
started by pressing the
a button for about a
second.
■ Silent Mode
y Press and hold the DISP/
BACK button to disable
camera lights and
sounds.
x
■ Taking Pictures During Playback
y To return instantly to shooting mode,
press the shutter button halfway.
Shoot
View
■ Deleting Pictures
y Press the selector up (b)
to display deletion options.
Table of Contents
For Your Safety ..................................................................ii
IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS ..................................ii
Safety Notes ..................................................................iv
About This Manual ...........................................................ix
Frequently-Used Buttons .................................................x
Before You Begin
Symbols and Conventions.................................................1
Supplied Accessories .........................................................1
Parts of the Camera ..........................................................2
Camera Displays ...............................................................4
Shooting ........................................................................4
Playback.........................................................................5
First Steps
Inserting the Batteries and a Memory Card ....................6
Compatible Memory Cards ...............................................9
Turning the Camera on and Off ......................................11
Shooting Mode ..............................................................11
Playback Mode ...............................................................11
Basic Setup ......................................................................13
Basic Photography and Playback
Taking Pictures in Q (Scene Recognition) Mode ......14
Viewing Pictures .............................................................17
More on Photography
Shooting Mode ................................................................18
Choosing a Shooting Mode ............................................18
Shooting Mode Options .................................................19
r PANORAMA...........................................................21
Focus Lock ........................................................................24
d Exposure Compensation ..........................................26
F Macro Mode (Close-ups) ...........................................27
N Using the Flash (Intelligent Flash) ............................28
h Using the Self-Timer .................................................30
b Intelligent Face Detection .......................................31
More on Playback
Playback Options.............................................................32
I Favorites: Rating Pictures .........................................32
Playback Zoom ...............................................................33
Multi-Frame Playback ....................................................34
A Deleting Pictures......................................................35
b Image Search ............................................................36
k PhotoBook Assist......................................................37
Creating a PhotoBook.....................................................37
Viewing Photobooks ......................................................38
Editing and Deleting Photobooks ...................................38
Viewing Panoramas ........................................................39
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Table of Contents
Movies
Menus
Recording Movies ............................................................40
Viewing Movies ...............................................................42
Using the Menus: Shooting Mode ..................................55
Using the Shooting Menu...............................................55
Shooting Menu Options .................................................55
A SHOOTING MODE....................................................55
N ISO........................................................................55
O IMAGE SIZE ............................................................56
T IMAGE QUALITY .....................................................57
P FINEPIX COLOR .......................................................57
D WHITE BALANCE ....................................................58
R CONTINUOUS .........................................................58
b FACE DETECTION.....................................................59
F AF MODE ...............................................................59
P PANORAMA MODE .................................................59
W MOVIE MODE .........................................................59
Connections
Viewing Pictures on TV ...................................................43
Printing Pictures via USB ................................................44
Printing the DPOF Print Order.........................................46
Viewing Pictures on a Computer ....................................48
Windows: Installing MyFinePix Studio ...........................48
Macintosh: Installing FinePixViewer...............................50
Connecting the Camera ..................................................52
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Table of Contents
Using the Menus: Playback Mode ..................................60
Using the Playback Menu ...............................................60
Playback Menu Options..................................................60
k PHOTOBOOK ASSIST ................................................60
b IMAGE SEARCH ......................................................60
A ERASE ...................................................................60
j MARK FOR UPLOAD TO ............................................61
I SLIDE SHOW ..........................................................62
D PROTECT ................................................................63
G CROP.....................................................................63
O RESIZE ...................................................................64
C IMAGE ROTATE .......................................................64
K PRINT ORDER (DPOF) ..............................................64
The Setup Menu ..............................................................65
Using the Setup Menu....................................................65
Setup Menu Options ......................................................66
F DATE/TIME.............................................................66
N TIME DIFFERENCE ...................................................66
L a ......................................................66
o SILENT MODE .........................................................66
R RESET ....................................................................67
K FORMAT ................................................................67
A IMAGE DISP. ...........................................................67
B FRAME NO. ............................................................68
G OPERATION VOL......................................................68
H SHUTTER VOLUME ..................................................68
e SHUTTER SOUND ....................................................69
I PLAYBACK VOLUME ................................................69
J LCD BRIGHTNESS ....................................................69
E LCD MODE .............................................................69
M AUTO POWER OFF...................................................69
L DIGITAL IS ..............................................................69
m BLINK DETECTION ...................................................70
D DIGITAL ZOOM .......................................................71
p MOVIE ZOOM TYPE .................................................71
O BACKGROUND COLOR ..............................................72
c GUIDANCE DISPLAY ................................................72
Q VIDEO SYSTEM .......................................................72
T BATTERY TYPE ........................................................72
P DISCHARGE (Ni-MH Batteries Only) ..........................73
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Table of Contents
Technical Notes
Troubleshooting
Optional Accessories .......................................................74
Printing ........................................................................74
Computer Related..........................................................74
Audio/Visual .................................................................74
Accessories from FUJIFILM..............................................75
Caring for the Camera .....................................................76
Storage and Use .............................................................76
Water and Sand.............................................................76
Condensation ................................................................76
Cleaning .........................................................................77
Traveling ........................................................................77
Problems and Solutions ..................................................78
Warning Messages and Displays ....................................83
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Appendix
Tips and Tricks..................................................................87
Memory Card Capacity ....................................................90
AX550 - AX590 .............................................................90
AX500 - AX540 .............................................................91
Specifications ..................................................................92
Before You Begin
Symbols and Conventions
The following symbols are used in this manual:
Q : This information should be read before use to ensure correct operation.
R : Additional information that may be helpful when using the camera.
P: Other pages in this manual on which related information may be found.
Menus and other text in the LCD monitor are shown in bold. In the illustrations in this manual, displays may be simplified for explanatory purposes.
Supplied Accessories
The following items are included with the camera:
• Strap
• User Guide
AA alkaline (LR6)
batteries (×2)
USB cable
CD-ROM
(contains this manual)
Attaching the Strap
Attach the strap as shown.
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Parts of the Camera
For more information, refer to the page listed to the right of each item.
Selector button
Move cursor up
d (exposure compensation) button (P 26)
b (delete) button (P x)
MENU/OK button
Move cursor left
F (macro) button (P 27)
Move cursor right
N (flash) button (P 28)
Move cursor down
h (self-timer) button (P 30)
* Illustrations in this manual may be simplified for explanatory purposes.
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Before You Begin
Parts of the Camera
1 Shutter button .............................................................. 16
2 ON/OFF button ............................................................. 11
3 Flash ............................................................................. 28
4 Self-timer lamp ............................................................ 30
5 Lens and lens cover
6 Microphone .................................................................. 40
7 LCD monitor .................................................................... 4
8 DISP (display)/BACK button .....................................5, 13
o (silent mode) button* ................................................x
9 W (zoom out) button ...............................................15, 33
10 T (zoom in) button...................................................15, 33
*Press and hold the DISP/BACK button until o is displayed.
Before You Begin
11 a (playback) button................................................... 17
12 USB multi-connector .........................................43, 44, 52
13 Strap eyelet .................................................................... 1
14 Battery-chamber cover ................................................... 6
15 Tripod mount
16 Speaker......................................................................... 42
17 Memory card slot ............................................................ 7
18 Battery chamber ............................................................. 6
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Parts of the Camera
Camera Displays
The following types of indicator may be displayed during shooting and playback. Indicators vary with camera settings.
■ Shooting
P
9
800
N
12 / 31 / 2050 10 : 00 AM
-1 2 3
250
F4.5
1 Shooting mode ............................................................. 18
2 Intelligent Face Detection indicator .............................. 31
3 Continuous shooting mode ........................................... 58
4 Silent mode indicator ................................................3, 66
5 Focus frame .................................................................. 24
4
6 Focus warning .........................................................16, 83
7 Number of available frames .......................................... 90
8 Sensitivity ..................................................................... 55
9 Image size/Image quality ........................................56, 57
10 FINEPIX color ................................................................ 57
11 White balance............................................................... 58
12 Battery level ................................................................... 5
13 Blur warning............................................................29, 83
14 Exposure compensation ................................................ 26
15 Shutter speed/Aperture
16 Date and time ............................................................... 13
17 Self-timer indicator ...................................................... 30
18 Macro (close-up) mode................................................. 27
19 Flash mode ................................................................... 28
Before You Begin
Parts of the Camera
■ Playback
100-0001
400
4:3N
4:3
N
YouTube
12 / 31 / 2050 10 : 00 AM
-1 2 3
1 / 250
F4.5
1 Playback mode indicator..........................................17, 32
2 Intelligent Face Detection indicator .............................. 31
3 Silent mode indicator ................................................3, 66
4 Gift image..................................................................... 32
5 Frame number .............................................................. 68
6 Mark for upload to ........................................................ 61
7 Photobook assist........................................................... 37
8 Favorites ....................................................................... 32
9 DPOF print indicator ..................................................... 46
10 Protected image ........................................................... 63
Battery Level
Battery level is shown as follows:
Indicator
Description
NO ICON
Batteries are partially discharged.
Batteries are low. Replace as soon as possible.
B (red)
A (blinks red) Batteries are exhausted. Turn camera off and replace batteries.
Hiding and Viewing Indicators
Press DISP/BACK to cycle through shooting and playback indicators as follows:
• Shooting: Indicators displayed/indicators hidden/best framing
• Playback: Indicators displayed/indicators hidden/I favorites
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First Steps
Inserting the Batteries and a Memory Card
Insert the batteries and memory card as described below.
1 Open the battery-chamber cover.
R Be sure the camera is off before opening the
battery-chamber cover.
Q Do not open the battery-chamber cover
when the camera is on. Failure to observe this
precaution could result in damage to image
files or memory cards.
Q Do not use excessive force when handling the battery-chamber cover.
2 Insert the batteries.
Insert the batteries in the orientation shown by the “+“
and “–“ marks.
Q Insert the batteries in the correct orientation.
Q Never use batteries with peeling or damaged casing or mix old and
new batteries, batteries with different charge levels, or batteries of
different types. Failure to observe these precautions could
result in the batteries leaking or overheating.
Q Never use manganese or Ni-Cd batteries.
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Battery casing
Inserting the Batteries and a Memory Card
3 Insert the memory card.
Holding the memory card in the orientation shown at right, slide it in until
it clicks into place at the back of the
slot.
Q Be sure card is in the correct orientation;
do not insert at an angle or use force.
Click
Q SD/SDHC memory cards can be locked, making it impossible to format the card or to record or delete images. Before inserting an SD/SDHC memory card, slide
the write-protect switch to the unlocked position.
Write-protect switch
4 Close the battery-chamber cover.
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Inserting the Batteries and a Memory Card
Removing the Memory Card
Before removing the memory card, turn the camera off and open the battery-chamber cover.
To remove the memory card, press it in and release it slowly.
The card can then be removed by hand. When a memory card
is removed, the card could come out of the slot too quickly.
Use your finger to hold it and gently release the card.
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First Steps
Inserting the Batteries and a Memory Card
■ Compatible Memory Cards
FUJIFILM and SanDisk SD and SDHC memory cards have been approved for
use in the camera. A complete list of approved memory cards is available at
http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/compatibility/. Operation is
not guaranteed with other cards. The camera can not be used with xD-Picture
Cards or MultiMediaCard (MMC) devices.
Q Memory Cards
• Do not turn the camera off or remove the memory card while the memory card is being formatted
or data are being recorded to or deleted from the card. Failure to observe this precaution
could damage the card.
• Format SD/SDHC memory cards before first use, and be sure to reformat all memory
cards after using them in a computer or other device. For more information on formatting memory cards, see “K FORMAT” (P 67).
• Memory cards are small and can be swallowed; keep out of reach of children. If a
child swallows a memory card, seek medical assistance immediately.
• miniSD or microSD adapters that are larger or smaller than the standard dimensions
of an SD/SDHC memory card may not eject normally; if the card does not eject, take
the camera to an authorized service representative. Do not forcibly remove the card.
• Do not affix labels to memory cards. Peeling labels can cause camera malfunction.
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Inserting the Batteries and a Memory Card
• Movie recording may be interrupted with some types of SD/SDHC memory card. Use
a G card or better when shooting HD movies.
• Formatting a memory card in the camera creates a folder in which pictures are
stored. Do not rename or delete this folder or use a computer or other device to
edit, delete, or rename image files. Always use the camera to delete pictures; before
editing or renaming files, copy them to a computer and edit or rename the copies,
not the originals.
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First Steps
Turning the Camera on and Off
Shooting Mode
Press the ON/OFF button to turn the
camera on. The lens will extend and
the lens cover will open.
Playback Mode
To turn the camera on and begin
playback, press the a button for
about a second.
Press ON/OFF again to turn the camera
off.
Press the a button again or press
the ON/OFF button to turn the camera
off.
R Switching to Playback Mode
Press the a button to start playback.
Press the shutter button halfway to return
to shooting mode.
First Steps
R Switching to Shooting Mode
To exit to shooting mode, press the shutter button halfway. Press the a button
to return to playback.
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Turning the Camera on and Off
Q Forcibly obstructing the lens could cause damage or product malfunction.
Q Fingerprints and other marks on the lens can affect pictures. Keep the lens clean.
Q The ON/OFF button does not completely end the supply of power to the camera.
R Auto Power Off
The camera will turn off automatically if no operations are performed for the length of
time selected for M AUTO POWER OFF (P 69).
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First Steps
Basic Setup
A language-selection dialog is displayed the first time the camera is turned
on. Set up the camera as described below (you can reset the clock or change
languages at any time using the F DATE/TIME or L a options in
the setup menu; for information on displaying the setup menu, see page 65).
1 Highlight a language and press MENU/OK.
R Press DISP/BACK to skip the current step. Any steps you skip
will be displayed the next time the camera is turned on.
START MENU
ENGLISH
FRANCAIS
DEUTSCH
SET
2 The date and time will be displayed. Press the selector
left or right to highlight the year, month, day, hour, or
minute and press up or down to change. To change the
order in which the year, month, and day are displayed,
highlight the date format and press the selector up or
down. Press MENU/OK when settings are complete.
NO
DATE/TIME NOT SET
2014
2013
YY. MM. DD
2012
2011
2010
SET
1. 1 12 : 00
AM
NO
R If Ni-MH batteries inserted in the camera, use T BATTERY TYPE in the setup menu
to specify the battery type.
R If the batteries are removed for an extended period, the camera clock will be reset
and the language-selection dialog will be displayed when the camera is turned on.
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Basic Photography and Playback
Taking Pictures in Q (Scene Recognition) Mode
This section describes how to take pictures in Q (scene
scene recognition)
recognition mode.
The camera automatically analyzes the composition and adjusts settings appropriately.
1 Turn the camera on.
Press the ON/OFF button to turn the camera on.
Q shooting indicators will be displayed.
The g Icon
This icon indicates that the camera continuously searches for faces to select the
appropriate scene, increasing the drain on the batteries.
The Scene Icon
The camera selects the scene according to shooting conditions and the type of
subject: b PORTRAIT (portraits), c LANDSCAPE (landscapes), d NIGHT (poorly-lit landscapes), e MACRO (close ups), f NIGHT PORTRAIT (poorly-lit portraits), g BACKLIT PORTRAIT
(backlit portraits), a AUTO (all other scenes)
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Taking Pictures in Q (Scene Recognition) Mode
2 Frame the picture.
Use the zoom buttons to frame the picture in the display.
Zoom out
Zoom in
Zoom indicator
Holding the Camera
Hold the camera steady with both hands and brace your
elbows against your sides. Shaking or unsteady hands can
blur your shots.
To prevent pictures that are out of focus or too dark (underexposed), keep your fingers and other objects away from
the lens and flash.
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Taking Pictures in Q (Scene Recognition) Mode
3 Focus.
Press the shutter button halfway to focus.
R The lens may make a noise when the camera focuses; this
is normal.
Double
beep
If the camera is able to focus, it will beep twice.
If the camera is unable to focus, the focus frame will turn red, s will be displayed. Change the composition or use focus lock (P 24).
4 Shoot.
Smoothly press the shutter button the rest of the way
down to take the picture.
Click
R If the subject is poorly lit, the flash may fire when the picture is taken. For information on using the flash when
lighting is poor, see “N Using the Flash (Intelligent Flash)”
(P 28).
The Shutter Button
The shutter button has two positions. Pressing the shutter button halfway sets
focus and exposure; to shoot, press the shutter button the rest of the way down.
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Viewing Pictures
Pictures can be viewed in the LCD monitor. When taking important photographs, take a test shot and check the results.
1 Press the a button.
The most recent picture will be displayed.
2 View additional pictures.
Press the selector right to view pictures in the order recorded, left to view pictures in reverse order.
Press the shutter button to exit to shooting mode.
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Shooting Mode
Choose a shooting mode according to the scene or type of subject.
Choosing a Shooting Mode
1 Press MENU/OK to display the shooting menu.
2 Highlight A SHOOTING MODE and press the se-
SHOOTING MENU
SHOOTING MODE
lector right to display shooting mode options.
SET
EXIT
3 Highlight the desired mode and press MENU/OK.
QSCENE RECOGNITION
Selects optimum
camera settings
for certain modes.
SET
CANCEL
4 Press DISP/BACK to exit to shooting mode.
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Shooting Mode
Shooting Mode Options
Scene
Description
The camera automatically analyzes the composition and selects a scene
Q SCENE RECOGNITION
according to shooting conditions and the type of subject.
Choose for crisp, clear snapshots. This mode is recommended in most
B AUTO
situations.
Options for white balance and AF mode will be fully available and expoP PROGRAM AE
sure compensation can be adjusted manually.
Shoot a movie with sound.
F MOVIE
The camera takes two shots: one without the flash and one with.
C NATURAL & N
Capture natural lighting under low-light conditions.
D NATURAL LIGHT
Choose for portraits.
L PORTRAIT
Choose for natural skin tones when taking portraits of infants.
D BABY MODE
The shutter is released automatically when Intelligent Face Detection
K SMILE&SHOOT
detects a smiling face.
Choose for daylight shots of buildings and landscapes.
M LANDSCAPE
Take up to three pictures and join them together to form a panorama.
r PANORAMA
Choose when photographing moving subjects.
N SPORT
Choose this mode for poorly lit twilight or night scenes.
O NIGHT
Choose this mode for slow shutter speeds when shooting at night.
H NIGHT (TRIPOD)
Slow shutter speeds are used to capture the expanding burst of light
P FIREWORKS
from a firework.
Choose this mode to record the vivid colors in sunrises and sunsets.
Q SUNSET
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Shooting Mode
Scene
R SNOW
S BEACH
U PARTY
V FLOWER
W TEXT
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Description
Choose for crisp, clear shots that capture the brightness of scenes dominated by shining white snow.
Choose for crisp, clear shots that capture the brightness of sunlit beaches.
Capture indoor background lighting under low-light conditions.
Choose for vivid close-ups of flowers.
Take clear pictures of text or drawings in print.
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Shooting Mode
■ r PANORAMA
In this mode, you can take up to three pictures and join them together to form
a panorama. Use of a tripod is recommended to assist in composing overlapping shots. The camera zooms all the way out and zoom remains fixed at the
widest angle until shooting is complete.
1 Select C AUTO for P PANORAMA MODE in the shooting menu (P 55).
2 Press the selector up to select a frame. Press the selector left or right to
highlight a pan direction and press MENU/OK.
3 Take a photograph. Exposure and white balance for the panorama are set
with the first shot.
4 Frame the next shot to overlap with the previous picture by superimposing y on + so that they form a solid circle (z). The camera will release the
shutter automatically.
Pan direction
1
END
2 3
CANCEL
Display after 1st shot
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END
2 3
CANCEL
Shutter released
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Shooting Mode
5 Take the last shot as described in Step 4.
R To end shooting and create a panorama after the first or second shot, press the
multi selector up after completing Step 3 or Step 4 and proceed to Step 6.
6 Press MENU/OK to save the picture.
Q Panoramas are created from multiple frames. The camera may in some cases be
unable to stitch the frames together perfectly.
Q The desired results may not be achieved with moving subjects, subjects close to
the camera, unvarying subjects such as the sky or a field of grass, subjects that are
in constant motion, such as waves and waterfalls, or subjects that undergo marked
changes in brightness. Panoramas may be blurred if the subject is poorly lit.
For Best Results
For best results, be careful not to tilt the camera backward or forward or to either
side and try not to move the camera while y and + are aligned to form a solid circle.
Printing Panoramas
Depending on the page size and the size of the panorama, panoramas may print
with their edges cropped out or with wide margins at the top and bottom or at
both sides.
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Shooting Mode
Framing Panoramas Manually
Follow the steps below if the desired results are not achieved with C AUTO selected for P PANORAMA MODE:
1 Select D MANUAL for P PANORAMA MODE in the shooting menu.
2 Select a frame and take the first shot.
3 Press MENU/OK to display a guide showing an edge of the picture you have just taken. Take
the next shot, framing it to overlap with the previous picture.
Guide
Display after 1st shot
Frame next shot
4 Repeat Step 3 to take the third shot and then press MENU/OK to display the completed panorama.
5 Press MENU/OK to save the picture.
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Focus Lock
To compose photographs with off-center subjects:
1 Focus: Position the subject in the focus frame (U)
and press the shutter button halfway to lock focus
and exposure. Focus and exposure will remain locked
while the shutter button is pressed halfway (AF/AE
lock).
2 Recompose: Keep the button pressed halfway.
3 Shoot: Press the button all the way down.
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Focus Lock
Autofocus
Although the camera boasts a high-precision autofocus system, it may be unable to
focus on the subjects listed below. If the camera is unable to focus, focus on another
subject at the same distance and use focus lock to recompose the photograph.
• Very shiny subjects such as mirrors or car bodies.
• Subjects that show little contrast with the background
• Fast-moving subjects.
(for example, subjects in clothing that is the same color
• Subjects photographed through a window or other re- as the background).
flective object.
• Subjects positioned in front of or behind a high-contrast
• Dark subjects and subjects that absorb rather than reflect object that is also in the focus frame (for example, a
light, such as hair or fur.
subject photographed against a backdrop of highly con• Insubstantial subjects, such as smoke or flame.
trasting elements).
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d Exposure Compensation
To adjust exposure compensation when photographing very bright, very dark, or high-contrast subjects, press the selector up (d). Press the selector up
or down to choose an exposure compensation value
and then press MENU/OK.
Choose positive (+) values
to increase exposure
Choose negative (–) values
to reduce exposure
R A d icon and exposure indicator are displayed at settings other than ±0. Exposure
compensation is not reset when the camera is turned off; to restore normal exposure control, choose a value of ±0.
R Turn the flash off when using exposure compensation.
R Exposure compensation is available only when P (PROGRAM AE) is selected for
shooting mode.
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F Macro Mode (Close-ups)
For close-ups, press the selector left (F) and select
F. When macro mode is in effect, the camera focuses on subjects near the center of the frame. Use the
zoom buttons to compose pictures (P 15).
To exit macro mode, press the selector left (F) and select
H.
OFF
OFF
R Use of a tripod is recommended to prevent blur caused by
camera shake.
R The flash may fail to light the entire subject at very short ranges. Increase the distance to the subject or adjust the range by zoom buttons and
try again.
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N Using the Flash (Intelligent Flash)
When the flash is used, the camera’s Intelligent Flash system instantly analyzes
the scene based on such factors as the brightness of the subject, its position
in the frame, and its distance from the camera. Flash output and sensitivity
are adjusted to ensure that the main subject is correctly exposed while preserving the effects of ambient background lighting, even in dimly-lit indoor
scenes. Use the flash when lighting is poor, for example when shooting at
night or indoors under low light.
Press the selector right (N) and choose from the following flash modes:
P
AUTO FLASH
According to
shooting conditions
Option
AUTO/K
AUTO/
(AUTO FLASH)
FLASH)
N/L
(FORCED FLASH)
FLASH)
Description
The flash fires when required. Recommended in most situations.
The flash fires whenever a picture is taken. Use for backlit subjects or for natural
coloration when shooting in bright light.
P
The flash does not fire even when the subject is poorly lit. Use of a tripod is
(SUPPRESSED FLASH
FLASH)) recommended.
O/M
Capture both the main subject and the background under low light (note that
(SLOW SYNCHRO)
SYNCHRO) brightly lit scenes may be overexposed).
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N Using the Flash (Intelligent Flash)
R If the flash will fire, p will be displayed when the shutter button is pressed halfway.
At slow shutter speeds, k will appear in the display to warn that pictures may be
blurred; use of a tripod is recommended.
R Flash is charging if p blinks in yellow. Wait for completing the charge.
R The flash may fire several times with each shot. Do not move the camera until
shooting is complete.
R The flash may cause vignetting.
K RED EYE REDUCTION / L FORCED FLASH / M RED EYE & SLOW
J icon indicates that Intelligent Face Detection is on and will be used
to minimize “red-eye” caused by the flash reflecting from the retinas of
portrait subjects.
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h Using the Self-Timer
To use the self-timer, press the selector down (h)
and choose from the following options:
OFF
OFF
Option
T (OFF)
S (10 SEC)
R (2 SEC)
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Description
Self-timer off.
The shutter is released ten seconds after the shutter button is pressed. Use for
self-portraits. The self-timer lamp on the front of the camera blinks while the
timer counts down.
The shutter is released two seconds after the shutter button is pressed. Use to
reduce blur caused by the camera moving when the shutter-release button is
pressed. The self-timer lamp will blink as the timer counts down.
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b Intelligent Face Detection
Intelligent Face Detection sets focus and exposure for human faces anywhere
in the frame, preventing the camera from focusing on the background in
group portraits. Choose for shots that emphasize portrait subjects.
To use Intelligent Face Detection, press MENU/OK
to display the shooting menu and select ON for
b FACE DETECTION. Faces can be detected with
the camera in vertical or horizontal orientation; if a
face is detected, it will be indicated by a green border. If there is more than one face in the frame, the
camera will select the face closest to the center; other
faces are indicated by white borders.
Q In some modes, the camera may set exposure for the frame as a whole rather than
the portrait subject.
Q If the subject moves as the shutter button is pressed, their face may not be in the
area indicated by the green border when the picture is taken.
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Playback Options
To view the most recent picture in the LCD monitor, press the a button.
100-0001
Press the selector right to view pictures in the order recorded, left to view
pictures in reverse order. Keep the selector pressed to scroll rapidly to the
desired frame.
R Pictures taken using other cameras are indicated by a m (“gift image”) icon during
playback.
I Favorites: Rating Pictures
To rate the picture currently displayed in full-frame playback, press DISP/BACK
and press the selector up and down to select from zero to five stars.
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Playback Options
Playback Zoom
Press T to zoom in on pictures displayed in single-frame playback; press W to
zoom out. When the picture is zoomed in, the selector can be used to view
areas of the image not currently visible in the display.
Zoom indicator
Navigation window shows
portion of image currently
displayed in LCD monitor
Press DISP/BACK to exit zoom.
R The maximum zoom ratio varies with image size. Playback zoom is not available
with cropped or resized copies saved at a size of a or smaller.
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Playback Options
Multi-Frame Playback
Pressing W when a picture is shown full-frame in the LCD monitor displays the
current image with previous and following images in the background. Press
W to increase the number of images displayed to two, nine, or one hundred,
T to view fewer images.
100-0001
When two or more images are displayed, use the selector to highlight images
and press MENU/OK to view the highlighted image full frame. In the nine- and
hundred-frame displays, use the selector to view more pictures.
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A Deleting Pictures
To delete individual pictures, multiple selected
pictures, or all pictures, press MENU/OK, select
A ERASE (P 60), and choose from the options
below. Note that deleted pictures can not be recovered. Copy important pictures to a computer or other storage device before proceeding.
PLAYBACK MENU
ERASE
BACK
FRAME
SELECTED FRAMES
ALL FRAMES
SET
Option
FRAME
SELECTED FRAMES
ALL FRAMES
Description
Press the selector left or right to scroll through pictures and press MENU/OK
to delete the current picture (a confirmation dialog is not displayed).
Highlight pictures and press MENU/OK to select or deselect (pictures that
are protected or in a print order are shown by S). When the operation is
complete, press DISP/BACK to display a confirmation dialog, then highlight
OK and press MENU/OK to delete the selected pictures.
A confirmation dialog will be displayed; highlight OK and press MENU/OK to
delete all unprotected pictures. Pressing DISP/BACK cancels deletion; note
that any pictures deleted before the button was pressed can not be recovered.
R Protected pictures can not be deleted. Remove protection from any pictures you
wish to delete (P 63).
R If a message appears stating that the selected images are part of a DPOF print order,
press MENU/OK to delete the pictures.
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b Image Search
Search for pictures.
1 Select b IMAGE SEARCH in the playback menu (P 60), highlight one of
the following search criteria, and press MENU/OK:
• BY DATE: Search by date.
• BY FACE: Search for faces from the face recognition database.
• BY I FAVORITES: Search by rating.
• BY SCENE: Search by scene.
• BY TYPE OF DATA: Find all still pictures or all movies.
• BY UPLOAD MARK: Find all pictures selected for upload to a specified destination.
2 Select a search condition. Only pictures that match the search condition
will be displayed. To delete or protect selected pictures or to view the
search results in a slide show, press MENU/OK and choose A ERASE (P 35),
D PROTECT (P 63), or I SLIDE SHOW (P 62).
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k PhotoBook Assist
Create books from your favorite photos.
Creating a PhotoBook
1 Select NEW BOOK for k PHOTOBOOK ASSIST in the playback menu
(P 60) and choose from the following options:
• SELECT FROM ALL: Choose from all available pictures.
• SELECT BY IMAGE SEARCH: Choose from pictures matching selected search
conditions (P 36).
R Neither photographs a or smaller nor movies can be selected for photobooks.
2 Scroll through the images and press the selector up to select or deselect.
To display the current image on the cover, press the selector down. Press
MENU/OK to exit when the book is complete.
R The first picture selected becomes the cover image. Press the selector down to
select a different image for the cover.
3 Select COMPLETE PHOTOBOOK (to select all photos or all photos matching the specified search conditions for the book, choose SELECT ALL). The
new book will be added to the list in the photobook assist menu.
Q Books can contain up to 300 pictures.
Q Books that contain no photos are automatically deleted.
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k PhotoBook Assist
Viewing Photobooks
Highlight a book in the photobook assist menu and press MENU/OK to display
the book, then press the selector left or right to scroll through the pictures.
Editing and Deleting Photobooks
Display the photobook and press MENU/OK. The following options will be displayed; select the desired option and follow the on-screen instructions.
• EDIT: Edit the book as described in “Creating a PhotoBook” (P 37).
• ERASE: Delete the book.
Photobooks
Photobooks can be copied to a computer using the supplied MyFinePix Studio software.
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Viewing Panoramas
If you press the selector down when a panorama is displayed full frame, the
camera will play back the picture from left to right. To pause playback, press
the selector down; press the selector down again to resume. To delete the
panorama, press the selector up (b) when playback is paused. To exit to fullframe playback, press the selector up while panorama playback is in progress.
PLAY
STOP
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PAUSE
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Movies
Recording Movies
Shoot short movies with sound. During recording, z REC
and the time remaining will be displayed in the LCD monitor and sound will be recorded via the built-in microphone
(be careful not to cover the microphone during recording).
REC
12s
1 Press MENU/OK to display the shooting menu and select F MOVIE for
A SHOOTING MODE (P 18). Use zoom buttons to frame the subject.
2 Press the shutter button all the way down to start recording.
3 To end recording, press the shutter button again. Recording ends automatically when the movie reaches maximum length or memory is full.
Zoom adjustment
Zoom can be adjusted while recording is in progress. Select the type of zoom
available for p MOVIE ZOOM TYPE in the setup menu. Selecting 2 OPTICAL
blocks sound being recorded when zooming.
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Recording Movies
R Before recording, select a frame size using the W MOVIE MODE option in the
shooting menu. Select h 1280 (1280 × 720) for an aspect ratio of 16 : 9 (High Definition), f (640 × 480) to record standard definition movies, or g (320 × 240) for
longer movies.
R Focus, exposure, and white balance are adjusted automatically throughout recording. The color and brightness of the image may vary from that displayed before
recording begins.
R Sounds made by the camera may be recorded.
Q Do not open the battery-chamber cover during shooting or saving a movie on a
memory card. Failure to observe this precaution could prevent the movie from
being played back.
Q Vertical or horizontal streaks may appear in movies containing very bright subjects.
This is normal and does not indicate a malfunction.
Q The temperature of the camera may rise if it is used to record movies for an extended period or if the ambient temperature is high. This is normal and does not
indicate a malfunction.
Movies
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Viewing Movies
During playback, movies are displayed in the LCD monitor
as shown at right. The following operations can be performed while a movie is displayed:
Option
Start/pause
playback
End playback/
delete
Description
Press the selector down to start playback. Press again to
pause.
Press the selector up to end playback. If playback is not in
progress, pressing the selector up will delete the movie.
Press the selector right to advance, left to rewind. If playback
Advance/
is paused, the movie will advance or rewind one frame
rewind
each time the selector is pressed.
Press MENU/OK to pause playback and display volume controls. Press the selector up or down to adjust the volume
Adjust volume
and press MENU/OK to exit. Volume can also be adjusted
from the setup menu.
100-006
PLAY
Q Do not cover the speaker during playback.
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Movies
Connections
Viewing Pictures on TV
Connect the camera to a TV to show pictures to a group.
1 Turn the camera off and connect an optional A/V cable as shown below.
Connect yellow plug to
video-in jack
Insert into
USB multi-connector
Connect white plug to
audio-in jack
Q When connecting cables, be sure the connectors are fully inserted.
R Image quality may drop during movie playback.
R To view high definition movies on a high definition TV, the optional accessory
is required (P 74, 75).
2 Tune the television to the video input channel. See the documentation
supplied with the television for details.
3 Press the a button for about a second to turn the camera on. The camera
monitor turns off and pictures and movies are played back on the TV. Note
that the camera volume controls have no effect on sounds played on the
TV; use the television volume controls to adjust the volume.
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Printing Pictures via USB
If the printer supports PictBridge, the camera can be connected
directly to the printer as shown below and pictures can be printed
without first being copied to a computer. Note that depending on
the printer, not all the functions described below may be supported.
1 Connect the supplied USB cable as shown and turn the printer on.
2 Press the a button for about a second to turn the camera on.
3 Press the selector left or right to display a picture you wish to print.
4 Press the selector up or down to choose the number of copies (up to 99).
5 Repeat steps 3–4 to select additional pictures. Press MENU/OK to display a
confirmation dialog when settings are complete.
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6 Press MENU/OK to start printing. Printing can be interrupted by pressing
DISP/BACK, but note that some printers may not respond immediately. If the
printer stops before printing is complete, turn the camera off and then on
again.
7 After confirming that PRINTING has cleared from the camera display, turn
the camera off and disconnect the USB cable.
R Pictures can be printed from a memory card that has been formatted in the camera.
R If no pictures are selected, the camera will print one copy of the current picture.
R Page size, print quality, and border selections are made using the printer.
Printing the Date of Recording
To print the date of recording on pictures, press DISP/BACK in the PictBridge display
and select PRINT WITH DATE s in the PictBridge menu (to print pictures without
the date of recording, select PRINT WITHOUT DATE).
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Printing Pictures via USB
Printing the DPOF Print Order
The K PRINT ORDER (DPOF) option in the playback menu can be used to
create a digital “print order” for PictBridge-compatible printers (P 74) or devices that support DPOF.
DPOF
DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) is a standard that allows pictures to be
printed from “print orders” stored on a memory card. The information in
the order includes the pictures to be printed and the number of copies of
each picture.
1 Select playback mode and press MENU/OK to display the playback menu.
2 Highlight K PRINT ORDER (DPOF) and press MENU/OK.
3 Highlight one of the following options and press MENU/OK:
• WITH DATE s: Print the date of recording on pictures.
• WITHOUT DATE: Do not print the date of recording on pictures.
R Some printers do not support date printing. See the printer manual for details.
4 Press the selector left or right to display a picture you wish to add to or
remove from the print order.
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5 Press the selector up or down to choose the number of copies (up to 99).
To remove a picture from the print order, press the selector down until the
number of copies is zero.
6 Repeat Steps 4–5 to complete the print order and press MENU/OK when
settings are complete.
7 A confirmation dialog will be displayed. Press MENU/OK to save the print
order.
R Print orders can contain a maximum of 999 pictures.
R If a memory card is inserted containing a print order created by another camera,
a message will be displayed. Create a new print order as described above.
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Viewing Pictures on a Computer
The supplied software can be used to copy pictures to a computer, where
they can be stored, viewed, organized, and printed. Before proceeding, install
the software as described below. Do NOT connect the camera to the computer
until installation is complete.
Windows: Installing MyFinePix Studio
1 Confirm that the computer meets the following system requirements:
Windows 7 (SP 1)/Windows Vista (SP 2)1
3 GHz Pentium 4 or better
(2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo or better) 2
Windows XP (SP 3)1
2 GHz Pentium 4 or better
CPU
(2.4 GHz Core 2 Duo or better) 2
512 MB or more
RAM
1 GB or more
(1 GB or more) 2
Free disk space
2 GB or more
Supports DirectX 9 or later
Supports DirectX 7 or later
GPU
(recommended
recommended))
(required; performance not guaranteed with other GPUs)
GPUs)
Video
• 1024 × 768 pixels or more with 24-bit color or better
• Built-in USB port recommended. Operation is not guaranteed with other
USB ports.
• Internet connection (broadband recommended) required to install
Other
.NET Framework (if necessary), to use auto update feature, and when performing such tasks as sharing pictures on-line or via e-mail.
• Installation of .Net Framework 3.5 SP1 required to use upload picture feature
and MapViewer.
1 Other versions of Windows are not supported. Only pre-installed operating systems are
supported; operation is not guaranteed on home-built computers or computers that have
been upgraded from earlier versions of Windows.
2 Recommended when displaying HD movies.
2 Start the computer. Log in to an account with administrator privileges
before proceeding.
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3 Exit any applications that may be running and insert the installer CD in a
CD-ROM drive.
Windows 7/Windows Vista
If an AutoPlay dialog is displayed, click SETUP.EXE. A “User Account Control”
dialog will then be displayed; click Yes (Windows 7) or Allow (Windows Vista).
The installer will start automatically; click Install MyFinePix Studio and
follow the on-screen instructions to install MyFinePix Studio.
If the Installer Does Not Start Automatically
If the installer does not start automatically, select Computer or My Computer
from the Start menu, then double-click the FINEPIX CD icon to open the FINEPIX
CD window and double-click setup or SETUP.EXE.
4 If prompted to install Windows Media Player or DirectX, follow the onscreen instructions to complete installation.
5 Remove the installer CD from the CD-ROM drive when installation is complete. Store the installer CD in a dry location out of direct sunlight in case
you need to re-install the software.
Installation is now complete. Proceed to “Connecting the Camera” (P 52).
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Viewing Pictures on a Computer
Macintosh: Installing FinePixViewer
1 Confirm that the computer meets the following system requirements:
CPU
PowerPC or Intel
Pre-installed copies of Mac OS X version 10.3.9–10.6. Mac OS X 10.7 is
OS
not supported. (visit http://www.fujifilm.com/support/digital_cameras/
compatibility/ for more information)
RAM
256 MB or more
A minimum of 200 MB required for installation with 400 MB available when
Free disk space
FinePixViewer is running
Video
800 × 600 pixels or more with thousands of colors or better
Built-in USB port recommended. Operation is not guaranteed with other USB
Other
ports.
2 After starting the computer and quitting any applications that may be running, insert the installer CD in a CD-ROM drive and double-click Installer
for Mac OS X.
3 An installer dialog will be displayed; click Installing FinePixViewer to start
installation. Enter an administrator name and password when prompted
and click OK, then follow the on-screen instructions to install FinePixViewer.
Click Exit to quit the installer when installation is complete.
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4 Remove the installer CD from the CD-ROM drive. Note that you may be
unable to remove the CD if Safari is running; if necessary, quit Safari before
removing the CD. Store the installer CD in a dry location out of direct sunlight in case you need to re-install the software.
5 Mac OS X 10.5 or earlier: Open the “Applications” folder, start Image Capture,
and select Preferences… from the Image Capture application menu. The
Image Capture preferences dialog will be displayed; choose Other… in
the When a camera is connected, open menu, then select FPVBridge in
the “Applications/FinePixViewer” folder and click Open. Quit Image Capture.
Mac OS X 10.6: Connect the camera and turn it on. Open the “Applications”
folder and start Image Capture. The camera will be listed under DEVICES;
select the camera and choose FPVBridge from the Connecting this camera opens menu and click Choose. Quit Image Capture.
Installation is now complete. Proceed to “Connecting the Camera” (P 52).
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Viewing Pictures on a Computer
Connecting the Camera
1 If the pictures you wish to copy are stored on a memory card, insert the
card into the camera.
R Windows users may require the Windows CD when starting the software for
the first time.
Q Loss of power during transfer could result in loss of data or damage to the memory card. Insert fresh or fully-charged batteries before connecting the camera.
2 Turn the camera off and connect the supplied USB cable
as shown, making sure the
connectors are fully inserted.
Connect the camera directly
to the computer; do not use
a USB hub or keyboard.
3 Press the a button for about a second to turn the camera on. After starting MyFinePix Studio or FinePixViewer, follow the on-screen instructions
to copy pictures to the computer. To exit without copying pictures, click
Cancel.
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For more information on using the supplied software, start the application
and select the appropriate option from the Help menu.
Q If a memory card containing a large number of images is inserted, there may be a
delay before the software starts and you may be unable to import or save images.
Use a memory card reader to transfer pictures.
Q Make sure that the computer does not display a message stating that copying is in
progress before turning the camera off or disconnecting the USB cable. Failure to
observe this precaution could result in loss of data or damage to the memory card.
Q Disconnect the camera before inserting or removing memory cards.
Q In some cases, it may not be possible to access pictures saved to a network server
using the supplied software in the same way as on a standalone computer.
Q The user bears all applicable fees charged by the phone company or Internet service provider when using services that require an Internet connection.
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Viewing Pictures on a Computer
Uninstalling the Supplied Software
Only uninstall the supplied software when it is no longer required or before beginning reinstallation. After quitting the software and disconnecting the camera, drag
the “FinePixViewer” folder from “Applications” into the Trash and select Empty Trash
in the Finder menu (Macintosh), or open the control panel and use “Programs and
Features” (Windows 7/Windows Vista) or “Add or Remove Programs” (Windows XP) to
uninstall MyFinePix Studio. Under Windows, one or more confirmation dialogs may
be displayed; read the contents carefully before clicking OK.
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Menus
Using the Menus: Shooting Mode
Using the Shooting Menu
To display the shooting menu, press MENU/OK in
shooting mode. Highlight items and press the selector right to view options, then highlight an option
and press MENU/OK. Press DISP/BACK to exit when settings are complete. The options available vary with
the shooting mode selected.
Shooting Menu Options
A SHOOTING MODE
Choose a shooting mode according to the type of subject (P 18).
(defaults to Q)
(defaults to AUTO)
N ISO
Control the camera’s sensitivity to light. Higher values can reduce blur; note, however, that mottling may appear in pictures taken at high sensitivities.
100
Bright
Less noticeable
Option
AUTO
3200 / 1600 / 800 / 400 /
200 / 100
ISO
Scene
Noise (mottling)
3200
Dark
More noticeable
Description
Sensitivity is adjusted automatically in response to shooting conditions.
Sensitivity is set to the specified value, which is shown in the display.
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Using the Menus: Shooting Mode
O IMAGE SIZE
Choose the image size and aspect ratio at which pictures are recorded. Large pictures can be printed at large sizes with no drop in quality,
while small pictures require less memory, allowing more pictures to be
recorded.
(defaults to O 4:3)
O4:3
Size
Aspect ratio
Size Versus Aspect Ratio
Size
Option
O
P
Q
Prints at sizes up to
34 × 25 cm (13.5 × 10 in.)
24 × 18 cm (9.5 × 7 in.)
17 × 13 cm (7 × 5 in.)
4 : 3: Pictures have the same
proportions as the camera
display.
3
2
4
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Aspect ratio
3 : 2: Pictures have the same
proportions as a frame of
35 mm film.
16 : 9: Suited for display on
High Definition (HD) devices.
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3
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Menus
Using the Menus: Shooting Mode
T IMAGE QUALITY
Choose how much image files are compressed.
Option
FINE
NORMAL
Description
Low compression. Select for higher image quality.
High compression. Select this option to store more pictures.
P FINEPIX COLOR
Enhance contrast and color saturation or take pictures in black and white.
Option
c STANDARD
a CHROME
b B&W
(defaults to N)
(defaults to c)
Description
Standard contrast and saturation. Recommended in most situations.
Vivid contrast and color. Choose for vivid shots of flowers or enhanced greens
and blues in landscapes.
Take pictures in black and white.
R Settings other than c STANDARD are shown by an icon in the LCD monitor.
R Depending on the subject, the effects of a CHROME may not be visible in the LCD monitor.
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Using the Menus: Shooting Mode
D WHITE BALANCE
For natural colors, choose a setting that matches the light source.
Option
AUTO
i
j
k
l
m
n
(defaults to AUTO)
Description
White balance adjusted automatically.
For subjects in direct sunlight.
For subjects in the shade.
Use under “daylight” fluorescent lights.
Use under “warm white” fluorescent lights.
Use under “cool white” fluorescent lights.
Use under incandescent lighting.
R Results vary with shooting conditions. Play pictures back after shooting to check colors in
the LCD monitor.
R CONTINUOUS
Capture motion in a series of pictures.
Option
ITOP 3
OFF
(defaults to OFF)
Description
The camera takes up to 3 pictures while the shutter button is pressed.
One photograph is taken each time the shutter button is pressed.
R Focus and exposure are determined by the first frame in each series.
R The flash turns off automatically. The previously selected flash mode is restored when OFF is
selected for R CONTINUOUS
CONTINUOUS..
R Frame rate varies with shutter speed.
R The number of pictures that can be recorded depends on the memory available.
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Using the Menus: Shooting Mode
b FACE DETECTION
Choose whether the camera automatically detects and sets focus and exposure for human portrait subjects (P 31).
F AF MODE
This option controls how the camera selects the focus area. Regardless of the option selected,
the camera will focus on the subject in the center of the LCD monitor when macro mode is on.
Option
r CENTER
Description
The camera focuses on the subject in the center of the frame.
Position the subject in the center focus area and press the selector left. Focus will
x TRACKING
track the subject as it moves through the frame.
R Note that in x mode, the camera focuses continuously, increasing the drain on the batteries,
and that the sound of the camera focusing may be audible.
P PANORAMA MODE
Choose how panoramas are framed (P 21).
(defaults to C)
W MOVIE MODE
Choose a frame size for movies (P 41).
(defaults to h)
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Using the Menus: Playback Mode
Using the Playback Menu
To display the playback menu, press MENU/OK in playback mode. Highlight items and press the selector
right to view options, then highlight an option and
press MENU/OK. Press DISP/BACK to exit when settings
are complete.
Playback Menu Options
k PHOTOBOOK ASSIST
Create books from your favorite photos (P 37).
b IMAGE SEARCH
Search for pictures (P 36).
A ERASE
Delete all or selected pictures (P 35).
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Using the Menus: Playback Mode
j MARK FOR UPLOAD TO
Select pictures for upload to YouTube or Facebook using MyFinePix Studio (Windows only).
■ Selecting Pictures for Upload
1 Select YouTube to choose movies for upload to YouTube, FACEBOOK to choose photos and
movies for upload to Facebook.
2 Press the selector left or right to display pictures and press MENU/OK to select or deselect. Press
DISP/BACK to exit when all the desired pictures are selected.
R Only movies can be selected for upload to YouTube.
R During playback, selected pictures are indicated by j YouTube or j FACEBOOK icons.
■ RESET ALL: Deselecting All Pictures
Choose RESET ALL to deselect all pictures. If the number of pictures affected is very large, a
message will be displayed while the operation is in progress. Press DISP/BACK to exit before the
operation is complete.
■ Uploading Pictures (Windows Only)
Selected pictures can be uploaded using the YouTube/Facebook Upload option in MyFinePix
Studio.
Select with camera
Upload from computer
For information on installing MyFinePix Studio and connecting the camera to a computer, see
“Viewing Pictures on a Computer” (P 48).
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Using the Menus: Playback Mode
(defaults to MULTIPLE)
I SLIDE SHOW
View pictures in an automated slide show. Choose the type of show and press MENU/OK to start.
Press DISP/BACK at any time during the show to view on-screen help. The show can be ended at
any time by pressing MENU/OK.
Option
NORMAL
FADE-IN
NORMAL g
FADE-IN g
MULTIPLE
Description
Press selector left or right to go back or skip ahead one frame. Select FADE-IN
for fade transitions between frames.
As above, except that camera automatically zooms in on faces selected with
Intelligent Face detection.
Display several pictures at once.
R The camera will not turn off automatically while a slide show is in progress.
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Using the Menus: Playback Mode
D PROTECT
Protect pictures from accidental deletion.
1 Select D PROTECT in the playback menu.
2 Highlight one of the following options and press MENU/OK:
• FRAME: Protect selected pictures. Press the selector left or right to view pictures and press
MENU/OK to select or deselect. Press DISP/BACK when the operation is complete.
• SET ALL: Protect all pictures.
• RESET ALL: Remove protection from all pictures.
Q Protected pictures will be deleted when the memory card is formatted (P
( 67).
G CROP
Create a cropped copy of the current picture.
1 Display the desired picture.
2 Select G CROP in the playback menu.
3 Use the zoom buttons to zoom in and out and use the selector to scroll the picture until the
desired portion is displayed.
4 Press MENU/OK to display a confirmation dialog.
5 Press MENU/OK again to save the cropped copy to a separate file.
R Larger crops produce larger copies; all copies have an aspect ratio of 4 : 3. If the size of the final
copy will be a, OK will be displayed in yellow.
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Using the Menus: Playback Mode
O RESIZE
Create a small copy of the current picture.
1 Display the desired picture.
2 Select O RESIZE in the playback menu.
3 Highlight a size and press MENU/OK to display a confirmation dialog.
4 Press MENU/OK to save the resized copy to a separate file.
R The sizes available vary with the size of the original image.
C IMAGE ROTATE
Rotate pictures taken in tall orientation so that they are displayed in tall orientation in the LCD
monitor.
1 Display the desired picture.
2 Select C IMAGE ROTATE in the playback menu.
3 Press the selector down to rotate the picture 90 ° clockwise, up to rotate it 90 ° counterclockwise.
4 Press MENU/OK. The picture automatically be displayed in the selected orientation whenever it
is played back on the camera.
R Protected pictures can not be rotated. Remove protection before rotating pictures (P
( 63).).
R The camera may not be able to rotate pictures created with other devices.
K PRINT ORDER (DPOF)
Select pictures for printing on DPOF- and PictBridge-compatible devices (P 46).
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Menus
The Setup Menu
Using the Setup Menu
1 Display the setup menu.
1.1 Press MENU/OK to display the menu for the current mode.
1.2 Press the selector left to highlight the tab for
the current menu.
1.3 Press the selector down to highlight X.
SET-UP
SET
SET
EXIT
tab
1.4 Press the selector right to place the cursor in the setup menu.
2 Adjust settings.
Highlight items and press the selector right to view options, then highlight an option and press MENU/OK. Press DISP/BACK to exit when settings
are complete.
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The Setup Menu
Setup Menu Options
F DATE/TIME
Set the camera clock (P 13).
N TIME DIFFERENCE
(defaults to h)
Switch the camera clock instantly from your home time zone to the local time at your destination when traveling. To specify the difference between local time and your home time zone:
1 Highlight g LOCAL and press the selector right.
2 Use the selector to choose the time difference between local time and your home time zone
in increments of 15 minutes.
3 Press MENU/OK.
To switch between local time and your home time zone, highlight g LOCAL or h HOME and
press MENU/OK.
Option
h HOME
g LOCAL
Description
Switch to the time currently selected for F DATE/TIME (see above).
Switch to local time. If this option is selected, g and the time and date will
be displayed in yellow for three seconds each time the camera is turned on.
La
Choose a language (P 95).
(defaults to ENGLISH)
(defaults to OFF)
o SILENT MODE
Select ON to disable the speaker and flash in situations in which camera sounds or lights may be
unwelcome (note that the flash will still fire in C mode).
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The Setup Menu
R RESET
Reset all settings except F DATE/TIME, N TIME DIFFERENCE, O BACKGROUND COLOR,
Q VIDEO SYSTEM, and T BATTERY TYPE to default values.
1 Highlight R RESET and press the selector right to display a confirmation dialog.
2 Highlight OK and press MENU/OK.
K FORMAT
This option will format the memory card. When a memory card is inserted in the camera, select
OK to begin formatting.
Q All data—including protected pictures—will be deleted from the memory card. Be sure important files have been copied to a computer or other storage device.
Q Do not open the battery-chamber cover during formatting.
A IMAGE DISP.
Choose how long pictures are displayed in the LCD monitor after shooting.
Option
3 SEC
1.5 SEC
ZOOM (CONTINUOUS)
OFF
(defaults to 1.5 SEC)
Description
Pictures are displayed for three seconds (3 SEC) or 1.5 seconds (1.5 SEC).
Colors may differ slightly from those in the final image.
Pictures are displayed until the MENU/OK button is pressed.
Pictures are not displayed after shooting.
R OFF has no effect in continuous shooting mode.
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The Setup Menu
(defaults to CONT.)
B FRAME NO.
New pictures are stored in image files named using a four-digit file
Frame number
number assigned by adding one to the last file number used. The file
100-0001
number is displayed during playback as shown at right. B FRAME NO.
controls whether file numbering is reset to 0001 when a new memory Directory
File
card is inserted or the current memory card is formatted.
number
number
Option
CONTINUOUS
RENEW
Description
Numbering continues from the last file number used or the first available file
number, whichever is higher. Choose this option to reduce the number of
pictures with duplicate file names.
Numbering is reset to 0001 after formatting or when a new memory card is
inserted.
R If the frame number reaches 999-9999, the shutter release will be disabled (P
( 85).
R Selecting R RESET (P
( 67) sets B FRAME NO. to CONTINUOUS but does not reset the file
number.
R Frame numbers for pictures taken with other cameras may differ.
G OPERATION VOL.
(defaults to c)
Adjust the volume of the sounds produced when camera controls are operated. Choose e OFF
(mute) to disable control sounds.
H SHUTTER VOLUME
(defaults to c)
Adjust the volume of the sounds produced when the shutter is released. Choose e OFF (mute)
to disable the shutter sound.
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e SHUTTER SOUND
Choose the sound made by the shutter.
(defaults to i)
I PLAYBACK VOLUME
Adjust the volume for movie playback.
(defaults to 7)
J LCD BRIGHTNESS
Control the brightness of the display.
(defaults to 0)
R When a shooting mode option other than P (PROGRAM AE) is selected, display brightness is
automatically adjusted during shooting regardless of a option selected for J LCD BRIGHTNESS in response to ambient lighting conditions.
E LCD MODE
Choose whether the display automatically dims to save power.
(defaults to U ON)
(defaults to 2 MIN)
M AUTO POWER OFF
Choose the length of time before the camera turns off automatically when no operations are
performed. Shorter times increase battery life; if OFF is selected, the camera must be turned
off manually. Note that in some situations the camera turns off automatically even when OFF
is selected.
(defaults to AUTO)
L DIGITAL IS
When AUTO is selected, image stabilization is performed to reduce blur when the subject is
poorly lit.
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The Setup Menu
(defaults to ON)
m BLINK DETECTION
Choose ON to activate blink detection. If an option other than OFF is selected for A IMAGE
DISP. (P
( 67)
67), a warning will be displayed if the camera detects subjects who may have blinked
when the picture was taken. If ZOOM (CONTINUOUS) is selected, you can press the f button
to zoom in on these subjects.
BLINK DETECTION
BLINK DETECTION
FACE ZOOM
STORE
NEXT
STORE
ERASE
ERASE
R Blink detection is not performed if the camera fails to detect a face or when OFF is selected
for A IMAGE DISP..
DISP..
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The Setup Menu
(defaults to OFF)
D DIGITAL ZOOM
If ON is selected, pressing T button at the maximum optical zoom position will trigger digital
zoom, further magnifying the image.
The Zoom Indicator
W
T
DIGITAL ZOOM on
Optical zoom
W
Digital zoom
T
DIGITAL ZOOM off
Optical zoom
Q Digital zoom produces lower quality images than optical zoom.
p MOVIE ZOOM TYPE
Choose the zoom type when recording movies.
(defaults to 1)
R Digital zoom produces lower quality images than optical zoom.
R Optical zoom blocks sound being recorded when zooming.
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The Setup Menu
O BACKGROUND COLOR
Choose a color scheme.
c GUIDANCE DISPLAY
Choose whether to display tool tips.
Q VIDEO SYSTEM
Choose a video mode for connection to a TV.
Option
NTSC
PAL
(defaults to ON)
(defaults to NTSC)
Description
Select this mode for connection to video devices in North America, the Caribbean, parts of Latin America, and some East Asian countries.
Select this mode for connection to video devices in the United Kingdom and
much of Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and parts of Asia and Africa.
T BATTERY TYPE
(defaults to x)
After replacing the batteries with batteries of a different type, select the battery type, and ensure
that the battery level is displayed correctly and the camera does not turn off unexpectedly.
Option
x ALKALINE
y NI-MH
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Description
AA alkaline (LR6) batteries
AA rechargeable nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) batteries
Menus
The Setup Menu
P DISCHARGE (Ni-MH Batteries Only)
The capacity of rechargeable Ni-MH batteries may be temporarily reduced when new, after long
periods of disuse, or if they are repeatedly recharged before being fully discharged. Capacity
can be increased by repeatedly discharging the batteries using P DISCHARGE and recharging
them in a battery charger (sold separately).
Q Do not use P DISCHARGE with non-rechargeable batteries.
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Technical Notes
Optional Accessories
The camera supports a wide range of accessories from FUJIFILM and other
manufacturers.
DIGITAL CAMERA
■ Printing
FINEPIX AX500 Series
A/V cable (optional)
USB cable
(supplied)
PictBridge-compatible
printer *
TV *
SD/SDHC
memory card
Printer *
■ Computer Related
USB cable (supplied)
SD card slot or card reader
Computer *
* Available separately.
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■ Audio/Visual
HDMI cable
(sold separately)
HDP-L1
HD player
HDTV *
Optional Accessories
Accessories from FUJIFILM
The following optional accessories are available from FUJIFILM. For the latest information on the accessories available in your region, check with your
local FUJIFILM representative or visit http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_
cameras/index.html.
A/V cable
AV-C1: Use for viewing pictures on TV.
AV-C1
HD players
HDP-L1 (requires HDMI cable, available from third-party suppliers): Connect to a High Definition (HD) TV to view photographs
and movies from SD/SDHC memory cards.
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Caring for the Camera
To ensure continued enjoyment of the product, observe the following precautions.
Storage and Use
If the camera will not be used for an
extended period, remove the batteries and memory card. Do not store or
use the camera in locations that are:
• exposed to rain, steam, or smoke
• very humid or extremely dusty
• exposed to direct sunlight or very
high temperatures, such as in a
closed vehicle on a sunny day
• extremely cold
• subject to strong vibration
• exposed to strong magnetic fields,
such as near a broadcasting antenna, power line, radar emitter, motor,
transformer, or magnet
• in contact with volatile chemicals
such as pesticides
• next to rubber or vinyl products
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■ Water and Sand
Exposure to water and sand can also
damage the camera and its internal
circuitry and mechanisms. When
using the camera at the beach or
seaside, avoid exposing the camera
to water or sand. Do not place the
camera on a wet surface.
■ Condensation
Sudden increases in temperature,
such as occur when entering a heated
building on a cold day, can cause condensation inside the camera. If this
occurs, turn the camera off and wait
an hour before turning it on again. If
condensation forms on the memory
card, remove the card and wait for the
condensation to dissipate.
Technical Notes
Caring for the Camera
Cleaning
Use a blower to remove dust from the lens and LCD monitor, then gently wipe
with a soft, dry cloth. Any remaining stains can be removed by wiping gently
with a piece of FUJIFILM lens-cleaning paper to which a small amount of lenscleaning fluid has been applied. Care should be taken to avoid scratching the
lens or LCD monitor. The camera body can be cleaned with a soft, dry cloth.
Do not use alcohol, thinner, or other volatile chemicals.
Traveling
Keep the camera in your carry-on baggage. Checked baggage may suffer
violent shocks that could damage the camera.
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Troubleshooting
Problems and Solutions
Power and Batteries
Problem
The camera does not
turn on.
The batteries run down
quickly.
The camera turns off
suddenly.
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Solution
• The batteries are exhausted
exhausted:: Insert fresh or fully-charged spare batteries (P
(P 6).
• The batteries are not in the correct orientation
orientation:: Re-insert the batteries in the correct orientation (P
(P 6).
• The battery-chamber cover is not latched
latched:: Latch the battery-chamber cover (P
(P 6).
• The batteries are cold
cold:: Warm the batteries by placing them in a pocket or other warm place
and re-insert them in the camera immediately before taking a picture.
• There is dirt on the battery terminals
terminals:: Clean the terminals with a soft, dry cloth.
• Q is selected for shooting mode:
mode: Select B mode to reduce the drain on the battery
(P 18).
• The batteries are new, have been left unused for an extended period, or have been
recharged without first being fully discharged (rechargeable Ni-MH batteries only)
only)::
Discharge Ni-MH batteries using the P DISCHARGE option and recharge them in a battery
charger (sold separately). If the batteries do not hold a charge after repeated discharging and
recharging, they have reached the end of their service life and must be replaced.
• x TRACKING is selected for F AF MODE:
MODE: Select a different AF mode ((P
P 59).
• The batteries have been charged many times
times:: The batteries have reached the end of its
charging life. Purchase new batteries.
Insert fresh or fully-charged spare batteries (P
(P 6).
Problems and Solutions
Menus and Displays
Problem
Menus and displays are
not in English.
Solution
Select ENGLISH for L a ((P
P 13, 66).
Shooting
Problem
Solution
• Memory is full:
full: Insert a new memory card or delete pictures ((P
P 7, 35).
• Memory is not formatted:
formatted: Format the memory card (P
(P 67).
No picture is taken when
• There is dirt on the memory card contacts
contacts:: Clean the contacts with a soft, dry cloth.
the shutter button is
• The memory card is damaged
damaged:: Insert a new memory card (P
(P 7).
pressed.
• The batteries are exhausted
exhausted:: Insert fresh or fully-charged spare batteries (P
(P 6).
• The camera has turned off automatically
automatically:: Turn the camera on ((P
P 11).
The LCD monitor goes
The LCD monitor may darken while the flash charges. Wait for the flash to charge ((P
P 28).
dark after shooting.
• The subject is close to the camera
camera:: Select macro mode (P
(P 27).
The camera does not
• The subject is far away from the camera
camera:: Cancel macro mode (P
(P 27).
focus.
• The subject is not suited to autofocus
autofocus:: Use focus lock ((P
P 24).
Macro mode is not
Choose a different shooting mode ((P
P 18).
available
Intelligent Face Detection Intelligent Face Detection is not available in the current shooting mode:
mode: Choose a differis not available.
ent shooting mode (P
(P 18).
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Problems and Solutions
Problem
No face is detected.
Wrong subject is
selected.
The flash does not fire.
Some flash modes are
not available.
The flash does not fully
light the subject.
Pictures are blurred.
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Solution
• The subject’s face is obscured by sunglasses, a hat, long hair, or other objects:
objects: Remove
the obstructions.
• The subject’s face occupies only a small area of the frame
frame:: Change the composition so that
the subject’s face occupies a larger area of the frame ((P
P 24).
• The subject’s head is tilted or horizontal
horizontal:: Ask the subject to hold their head straight.
• The camera is tilted
tilted:: Keep the camera level (P
(P 15).
• The subject’s face is poorly lit
lit:: Shoot in bright light.
The selected subject is closer to the center of the frame than the main subject. Recompose the
picture or turn face detection off and frame the picture using focus lock (P
(P 24).
• The flash is not available in the current shooting mode
mode:: Choose a different shooting mode
(P 18).
• The batteries are exhausted
exhausted:: Insert fresh or fully-charged spare batteries (P
(P 6).
• The camera is in continuous mode
mode:: Select OFF for R CONTINUOUS ((P
P 58).
• The camera is in silent mode
mode:: Turn silent mode off (P
(P 66).
• The flash is off (P): Choose a different flash mode ((P
P 28).
• The desired flash mode is not available in the current shooting mode
mode:: Choose a different
shooting mode (P
(P 18).
• The camera is in silent mode
mode:: Turn silent mode off (P
(P 66).
• The subject is not in range of the flash
flash:: Position the subject in range of the flash (P
(P 94).
• The flash window is obstructed
obstructed:: Hold the camera correctly ((P
P 15).
• The lens is dirty
dirty:: Clean the lens ((P
P 77).
• The lens is blocked
blocked:: Keep objects away from the lens (P
(P 15).
• s is displayed during shooting and the focus frame is displayed in red:
red: Check focus
before shooting ((P
P 83).
• k is displayed during shooting:
shooting: Use the flash or a tripod (P
(P 29).
Troubleshooting
Problems and Solutions
Problem
Pictures are mottled.
Vertical lines appear in
pictures.
“Smear” in the form of
vertical purple or white
lines appears in the
display.
Solution
This is normal when slow shutter speeds are selected at high temperatures and does not indicate
a malfunction.
The camera has been used continuously at high temperatures. Turn the camera off and wait for
it to cool down.
Vertical purple or white lines may appear after the camera has been used continuously at high
temperatures or when a very bright object is in the frame; this phenomenon is common to all CCD
image sensors and does not indicate a malfunction. These lines are recorded in movies but do not
appear in photographs. Avoid framing bright objects when filming movies.
Playback
Problem
Solution
Pictures are grainy.
The pictures were taken with a different make or model of camera.
Playback zoom is unavailThe pictures were created using O RESIZE or with a different make or model of camera.
able.
• Playback volume is too low:
low: Adjust playback volume (P
(P 69).
• The microphone was obstructed
obstructed:: Hold the camera correctly during recording ((P
P 15, 40).
No sound in movie
• The speaker is obstructed
obstructed:: Hold the camera correctly during playback ((P
P 42).
playback.
• When 2 OPTICAL is selected for p MOVIE ZOOM TYPE
TYPE,, zooming blocks
sound being recorded:
recorded: Select 1 DIGITAL for p MOVIE ZOOM TYPE ((P
P 40).
Selected pictures are not Some of the pictures selected for deletion are protected. Remove protection using the device with
deleted.
which it was originally applied (P
(P 63).
File numbering is
The battery-chamber cover was opened while the camera was on. Turn the camera off before
unexpectedly reset.
opening the battery-chamber cover (P
(P 11).
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Problems and Solutions
Connections/Miscellaneous
Problem
No picture or sound.
No color
The computer does not
recognize the camera.
Pictures can not be
printed.
Only one copy is printed/
the date is not printed.
The camera is unresponsive.
The camera does not
function as expected.
No sound.
FinePixViewer can not be
installed or run.
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Solution
• The camera is not properly connected
connected:: Connect the camera properly (P
(P 43).
• An A/V cable was connected during movie playback
playback:: Connect the camera once movie playback has ended.
• Input on the television is set to “TV”:
“TV”: Set input to “VIDEO”.
• The camera is not set to the correct video standard:
standard: Match the camera Q VIDEO SYSTEM setting to the TV (P
(P 72).
• The volume on the TV is too low:
low: Adjust the volume.
Match the camera Q VIDEO SYSTEM setting to the TV (P
(P 72).
Be sure the camera and computer are correctly connected ((P
P 52).
• The camera is not properly connected
connected:: Connect the camera correctly (P
(P 44).
• The printer is off
off:: Turn the printer on.
The printer is not PictBridge compatible.
• Temporary camera malfunction:
malfunction: Remove and reinsert the batteries (P
(P 6).
• The batteries are exhausted
exhausted:: Insert fresh or fully-charged spare batteries (P
(P 6).
Remove and reinsert the batteries (P
(P 6). If the problem persists, contact your FUJIFILM dealer.
Turn silent mode off (P
(P 66).
FinePixViewer does not support Mac OS X 10.7 or later. Use the application supplied with Mac OS X
or third-party software ((P
P 50).
Troubleshooting
Warning Messages and Displays
The following warnings are displayed in the LCD monitor:
Warning
B ((red
red))
A ((blinks
blinks red)
red)
k
Description
Batteries are low. Insert fresh or fully-charged spare batteries (P
(P 6).
Batteries are exhausted. Insert fresh or fully-charged spare batteries (P
(P 6).
Slow shutter speed. Pictures may be blurred; use the flash or a tripod.
The camera can not focus. Try one of the following solutions:
s
• Use focus lock to focus on another subject at the same distance, then recompose the picture
(displayed in red with red
(P 24).
focus frame)
frame)
• Use macro mode to focus when taking close-ups (P
(P 27).
Aperture or shutter speed The subject is too bright or too dark and the picture will be over- or under-exposed. If the subject
displayed in red
is dark, use the flash (P
(P 28).
FOCUS ERROR
Camera malfunction or moving parts of lens obstructed. Turn the camera off and then on again,
TURN OFF THE CAMERA
taking care not to touch the lens. If the message persists, contact a FUJIFILM dealer.
AND TURN ON AGAIN
• The memory card is not formatted or was formatted in a computer or other device
device::
Format the memory card using the K FORMAT option in the camera setup menu (P
(P 67).
CARD NOT INITIALIZED • The memory card contacts require cleaning
cleaning:: Clean the contacts with a soft, dry cloth. If
the message is repeated, format the card (P
(P 67). If the message persists, replace the card.
• Camera malfunction:
malfunction: Contact a FUJIFILM dealer.
PROTECTED CARD
The memory card is locked. Unlock the card ((P
P 7).
BUSY
The memory card is incorrectly formatted. Use the camera to format the card (P
(P 67).
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Warning Messages and Displays
Warning
CARD ERROR
b MEMORY FULL
WRITE ERROR
READ ERROR
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Description
The memory card is not formatted for use in the camera. Format the card (P
(P 67).
The memory card contacts require cleaning or the memory card is damaged. Clean the contacts
with a soft, dry cloth. If the message is repeated, format the card ((P
P 67). If the message persists,
replace the card.
Incompatible memory card. Use a compatible card (P
(P 9).
Camera malfunction. Contact a FUJIFILM dealer.
The memory card is full and pictures can not be recorded or copied. Delete pictures or insert a
memory card with more free space.
• Memory card error or connection error
error:: Reinsert the card or turn the camera off and then
on again. If the message persists, contact a FUJIFILM dealer.
• Not enough memory remaining to record additional pictures
pictures:: Delete pictures or insert
a memory card with more free space.
• The memory card is not formatted
formatted:: Format the memory card (P
(P 67).
• The file is corrupt or was not created with the camera
camera:: The file can not be viewed.
• The memory card contacts require cleaning
cleaning:: Clean the contacts with a soft, dry cloth. If
the message is repeated, format the card (P
(P 67). If the message persists, replace the card.
• Camera malfunction:
malfunction: Contact a FUJIFILM dealer.
Troubleshooting
Warning Messages and Displays
Warning
FRAME NO. FULL
Description
The camera has run out of frame numbers (current frame number is 999-9999). Format the
memory card and select RENEW for B FRAME NO.
NO... Take a picture to reset frame numbering to 100-0001, then select CONTINUOUS for B FRAME NO ((P
P 68)
68)..
PRESS AND HOLD
An attempt was made to choose a flash mode or adjust the volume with the camera in silent
THE DISP BUTTON TO
mode. Exit silent mode before choosing a flash mode or adjusting the volume ((P
P 66).
DEACTIVATE SILENT MODE
A search has returned more 5,000 results, or more than 999 frames were selected for deletion.
TOO MANY FRAMES
Perform a different search or select fewer pictures.
An attempt was made to delete or rotate to a protected picture. Remove protection and try
PROTECTED FRAME
again (P
(P 63).
a pictures can not be cropped.
a CAN NOT CROP
CAN NOT CROP
The picture is damaged or was not created with the camera.
An attempt was made to create a resized copy at a size equal to or larger than the original.
a CANNOT EXECUTE
Choose a smaller size.
CAN NOT ROTATE
An attempt was made to rotate a picture that can not be rotated.
F CAN NOT ROTATE Movies can not be rotated.
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Warning Messages and Displays
Warning
NO CARD
INSERT A NEW CARD
DPOF FILE ERROR
CAN NOT SET DPOF
F CAN NOT SET DPOF
Description
No memory card inserted; insert a memory card.
The DPOF print order on the current memory card contains more than 999 images.
The picture can not be printed using DPOF.
Movies can not be printed using DPOF.
A connection error occurred while pictures were being printed or copied to a computer or other
COMMUNICATION ERROR
device. Confirm that the device is turned on and that the USB cable is connected.
Printer out of paper or ink, or other printer error. Check printer (see printer manual for details).
PRINTER ERROR
To resume printing, turn the printer off and then turn it back on.
PRINTER ERROR
Printer out of paper or ink, or other printer error. Check printer (see printer manual for details). If
RESUME?
printing does not resume automatically, press MENU/OK to resume.
An attempt was made to print a movie, a picture not created with the camera, or a picture in a
format not supported by the printer. Movies and some pictures created with other devices can
CANNOT BE PRINTED not be printed; if the picture is a still picture created with the camera, check the printer manual
to confirm that the printer supports the JFIF-JPEG or Exif-JPEG format. If it does not, the pictures
can not be printed.
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Troubleshooting
Appendix
Tips and Tricks
The following tips and tricks will help you get the most from your camera.
Battery Performance
Choose the following settings for improved battery performance:
• b FACE DETECTION (P 31): OFF
• F AF MODE (P 59): r CENTER
• E LCD MODE (P 69): U POWER SAVE ON
The Self-timer
• To prevent blur caused by the camera moving when the shutter button is pressed,
use the two-second timer.
• To turn the timer off, press DISP/BACK.
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Tips and Tricks
Intelligent Face Detection
When ON is selected for b FACE DETECTION (P 31), you can:
• Zoom in on faces when ZOOM (CONTINUOUS) is selected for A IMShooting
AGE DISP. (P 67).
• Zoom in on faces during slide shows (P 62) or by pressing the selector
Playback
down during playback.
• Search for faces using b IMAGE SEARCH (P 36).
• Crop the background from portraits using G CROP (P 63).
• Print one copy for each person in the photo.
Printing
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Appendix
Tips and Tricks
Pro Tips
• To photograph backlit subjects, select C NATURAL & N for
A SHOOTING MODE (P 18) and position your subject in the
center of the frame.
• To photograph subjects that are in motion, select x TRACKING for F AF MODE (P 59).
• To photograph night scenes, raise sensitivity (P 55) and turn the
flash on (P 28).
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Memory Card Capacity
The following table shows the recording time or number of pictures available
at different image sizes. All figures are approximate; file size varies with the
scene recorded, producing wide variations in the number of files that can be
stored. The number of exposures or length remaining may not diminish at an
even rate.
■ FinePix AX550 - AX590
Medium
2 GB
O
Photographs
Movies*
T
O 4:3
O 3:2
O 16:9
P 4:3
P 16:9
Q 4:3
Q 16:9
h1280†
FINE
240
270
310
470
700
920
1680
4 GB
NORMAL
470
530
620
920
1340
1740
3040
9 min.
FINE
480
540
640
940
1400
1840
3360
NORMAL
950
1060
1250
1840
2690
3490
6080
18 min.
8 GB
FINE
970
1080
1280
1890
2810
3690
6720
NORMAL
1910
2130
2510
3680
5380
6980
12160
37 min.
f
27 min.
55 min.
111 min.
g
58 min.
116 min.
233 min.
* Individual movies can not exceed 2 GB in size or 29 minutes in length. If more than 2 GB are available, the camera will show the time remaining for a movie 2 GB in size.
† Use a G card or better when shooting HD movies.
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Appendix
Memory Card Capacity
■ FinePix AX500 - AX540
Medium
2 GB
O
Photographs
Movies*
T
O 4:3
O 3:2
O 16:9
P 4:3
P 16:9
Q 4:3
Q 16:9
h1280†
FINE
270
310
360
530
700
1150
1680
4 GB
NORMAL
540
610
710
1030
1340
2140
3040
9 min.
FINE
550
620
730
1060
1400
2300
3360
NORMAL
1090
1220
1430
2060
2690
4290
6080
18 min.
8 GB
FINE
1110
1240
1470
2130
2810
4600
6720
NORMAL
2180
2440
2870
4120
5380
8580
12160
37 min.
f
27 min.
55 min.
111 min.
g
58 min.
116 min.
233 min.
* Individual movies can not exceed 2 GB in size or 29 minutes in length. If more than 2 GB are available, the camera will show the time remaining for a movie 2 GB in size.
† Use a G card or better when shooting HD movies.
Appendix
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Specifications
System
Model
Effective pixels
CCD
Storage media
File system
File format
Image size (pixels)
Lens
Focal length
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Digital Camera FinePix AX500 Series
FinePix AX550 - AX590
16 million
FinePix AX500 - AX540
14 million
1/2.3 -in., square-pixel CCD with primary color filter
SD/SDHC memory cards
Compliant with Design Rule for Camera File System (DCF)
(DCF),, Exif 2.3, and Digital Print Order
Format (DPOF)
• Still pictures:
pictures: Exif 2.3 JPEG (compressed) • Movies
Movies:: AVI-format Motion JPEG
FinePix AX550 - AX590
• O 4 : 3:
3: 4,608 × 3,440
• O 3 : 2:
2: 4,608 × 3,072
• O 16 : 9:
9: 4,608 × 2,592
• P 4 : 3:
3: 3,264 × 2,448
• P 16 : 9:
9: 3,072 × 1,728
• Q 4 : 3:
3: 2,304 × 1,728
• Q 16 : 9:
9: 1,920 × 1,080
FinePix AX500 - AX540
• O 4 : 3:
3: 4,288 × 3,216
• O 3 : 2:
2: 4,288 × 2,864
• O 16 : 9:
9: 4,288 × 2,416
• P 4 : 3:
3: 3,072 × 2,304
• P 16 : 9:
9: 3,072 × 1,728
• Q 4 : 3:
3: 2,048 × 1,536
• Q 16 : 9:
9: 1,920 × 1,080
Fujinon 5 × optical zoom lens, F3.3 (wide angle) – F5.9 (telephoto)
f=5.9 mm–29.5 mm (35-mm format equivalent: 33 mm–165 mm)
Appendix
Specifications
System
Digital zoom
FinePix AX550 - AX590
Approx. 7.2 × (up to 36 × when combined with optical zoom)
FinePix AX500 - AX540
Approx. 6.7 × (up to 33.5 × when combined with optical zoom)
Aperture
F3.3/F8.0 (wide angle),
angle), F5.9/F14.4 (telephoto)
(telephoto);; uses Neutral Density (ND
(ND)) filter
Focus range
Approx. 45 cm (1.4 ft.)–infinity (wide angle);
angle); 80 cm (2.6 ft.)–infinity (telephoto)
(distance from front of lens) • Macro
Macro:: approx. 10 cm–80 cm/0.3 ft.–2.6 ft. (wide angle)
angle);; 60 cm–1.0 m/1.9 ft.–3.2 ft. (telephoto)
Sensitivity
Standard output sensitivity equivalent to ISO 100, 200, 400, 800, 1600, 3200 (image size Q);
AUTO
Metering
256-segment throughhrough-tthehe-llens (TTL) metering
Exposure control
Programmed AE
Exposure compensation –2 EV – +2 EV in increments of 1/3 EV
Appendix
93
Specifications
System
Image stabilization
Shutter speed
(combined mechanical and
electronic shutter)
Continuous
Focus
White balance
Self-timer
Flash
Flash mode
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Digital image stabilization
• AUTO mode:
mode: 1/4 s–
s–11/1,400 s
• Other modes: 8s–1
s–1/1,400 s
FinePix AX550 - AX590
Up to 1.1 fps; max. 3 frames
FinePix AX500 - AX540
Up to 1.1 fps; max. 3 frames
• Mode
Mode:: Single AF, continuous AF
• Autofocus system:
system: Contrast-detect TTL AF
• Focus-area selection
selection:: CENTER, TRACKING
Automatic scene detection; six manual preset modes for direct sunlight, shade, daylight fluorescent, warm white fluorescent, cool white fluorescent, and incandescent
Off, 10 sec., 2 sec.
CCD-metered auto flash control; effective range when sensitivity is set to AUTO is approx.
60 cm–4.2 m/1.9 ft.–13.7 ft. (wide angle),
angle), 60 cm–2.8 m/1.9 ft.–9.1 ft. (telephoto)
(telephoto);; effective range
in macro mode is approx. 30 cm–80 cm/0.9 ft.–2.6 ft. (wide angle),
angle), 60 cm–1.0 m/1.9 ft.–3.2 ft.
(telephoto)
AUTO,, N, P, O (face detection off);
AUTO
off); K, L, P, M (face detection on)
Appendix
Specifications
System
LCD monitor
Movies
Languages
FinePix AX580 - AX590 / AX520 - AX540
3.0-in. (7.6 cm),
cm), 230k-dot color LCD monitor; frame coverage approx. 96%
FinePix AX550 - AX560 / AX500 - AX510
2.7-in. (6.9 cm),
cm), 230k-dot color LCD monitor; frame coverage approx. 96%
Frame size 1,280 × 720, 640 × 480, 320 × 240; 30 fps; monaural sound
Arabic, Bulgarian, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Farsi,
Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Kazakh,
Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Serbian,
Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
Input/output terminals
A/V OUT
NTSC or PAL output with monaural sound
(audio/video output)
Digital input/output
USB 2.0 High-Speed; shares A/V OUT connector; MTP/PTP
Power supply/other
Power supply
Battery life (approximate
number of frames that can
be taken with a fully-charged
battery)
• AA alkaline batteries (×2)
• AA rechargeable nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) batteries (×2; sold separately)
Battery type
AA alkaline batteries
AA Ni-MH batteries
Approximate number of frames
160
420
CIPA standard, measured in B (auto) mode using batteries supplied with camera and SD
memory card.
Note: Number of shots that can be taken with batteries varies with batteries charge level and
Note:
will decline at low temperatures.
Appendix
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Specifications
Power supply/other
Camera dimensions
(W × H × D)
Shooting weight
Camera weight
Operating conditions
96
93.0 mm × 60.2 mm × 27.8 mm/3.6 in. × 2.3 in. × 1.0 in.,
excluding projections (minimum depth 22.0 mm/0.8 in.)
FinePix AX580 - AX590 / AX520 - AX540
Approx. 173 g/6.1 oz., including batteries and memory card
FinePix AX550 - AX560 / AX500 - AX510
Approx. 168 g/5.9 oz., including batteries and memory card
FinePix AX580 - AX590 / AX520 - AX540
Approx. 124 g/4.3 oz., excluding batteries, accessories, and memory card
FinePix AX550 - AX560 / AX500 - AX510
Approx. 119 g/4.1 oz., excluding batteries, accessories, and memory card
• Temperature
Temperature:: 0 °C – +40 °C/+32 °F – +104 °F
• Humidity
Humidity:: 10% – 80% (no condensation)
Appendix
Specifications
■ Notices
• Specifications subject to change without notice. FUJIFILM shall not be held liable for
damages resulting from errors in this manual.
• Although the LCD monitor is manufactured using advanced high-precision technology, small bright points and anomalous colors may appear, particularly in the vicinity
of text. This is normal for this type of LCD monitor and does not indicate a malfunction; images recorded with the camera are unaffected.
• Digital cameras may malfunction when exposed to strong radio interference (e.g.,
electric fields, static electricity, or line noise).
• Due to the type of lens used, some distortion may occur at the periphery of images.
This is normal.
Appendix
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http://www.fujifilm.com/products/digital_cameras/index.html
Please contact your local distributor for repairs and technical support. (see Worldwide
Network list)
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